Guilty plea entered in 2011 shooting

A Lake Country man accused of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shooting has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge

A Lake Country man accused of attempted murder in connection with a 2011 shooting has pleaded  guilty to a lesser charge.

Kenneth Brian Ralston, who is in his early 60s, pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to aggravated assault and using a firearm in the commission of an offence.

He was arrested on March 3, 2011, after police say they found a person bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to his right leg at a home in the 10,000-block of Highway 97.

The victim, 44, was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.

Police say they were alerted to the incident after receiving a call from another home in the area.

At the time of the shooting, police say the victim and Ralston lived together in the same house, but did not disclose a motive for the incident.

A pre-sentence report was ordered following Ralston’s guilty plea. A sentencing date is expected to be set in December.