A South Okanagan resident faces charges, police say, for killing a deer in a residential neighborhood.
Oliver Police said the incident happened earlier this month and the BC Conservation Office was also involved.
The man, according to the RCMP, was an elder and was arrested.
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Police said he was charged under the Wildlife Act and subsequently released, but added they would pursue other charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Police also said a number of long guns, properly stored at his residence, were also seized.
A neighbor told Global News he was at his house that afternoon when he heard a gunshot, followed by another gunshot about a minute later.
The neighbor said he saw an injured deer in the man’s yard and another escape, with police soon arriving and euthanizing the injured deer.
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Another neighbor, who did not witness or hear about the shooting, told Global News he later found a dead fawn on his property.
The two neighbors say that although the shooting happened over the weekend, the man was arrested on a Tuesday.
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