Two people were arrested early New Year’s Day following a shooting a Cluculz Lake.
On January 1, 2021 shortly after 4:30 a.m., Vanderhoof RCMP received a report of the discharge of a firearm at a Cluculz Lake home. Front line officers responded to the area and contained the property situated in the 5700-block of Meier Frontage Road.
The RCMP North District Emergency Response Team was deployed to assist Vanderhoof RCMP with the arrest of two individuals.
Police believe that a verbal dispute between multiple individuals inside the private home led to a physical altercation, which quickly escalated to multiple shots being fired. The shooter remained inside the home with an associate, while others managed to flee and call police.
A 45-year-old Cluculz Lake man and a 37-year-old Vanderhoof woman were each taken into custody without further incident by the North District Emergency Response Team. The woman has since been released unconditionally without charge, while the man remains in police custody facing potential criminal charges.
The criminal investigation is ongoing at this time.