Incident leads to firearm ban for Enderby man

An Enderby man has been given conditional sentences and a firearms prohibition following a summer shooting incident in Enderby.

An Enderby man has been given conditional sentences and a firearms prohibition following a summer shooting incident in Enderby.

David Duaine Almaas, 47, pleaded guilty to counts of careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle in Salmon Arm Provincial Court Monday. Judge Edmond De Walle gave Almaas six-month conditional sentences on both counts along with two years probation and a mandatory 10-year firearms prohibition. Almaas must also provide a DNA sample for a data bank.

Enderby RCMP received a report in July of shots being fired at a home on Kildonan Avenue close to 6 p.m.

A man went to the home armed with a hunting rifle and fired a single shot into an unoccupied vehicle at the home.

The shot brought a woman at the home outside to confront a man. Police said a second shot was fired and that the particular house was targeted.

No one was injured.

The woman took refuge in the house and was not injured.

The male suspect jumped into a pick-up and fled the scene. He willingly surrendered to police a short time later near Ashton Creek.