In the afternoon of Dec. 20, 2012 the Vanderhoof RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at a local residence.
The victim was transported to Vanderhoof Hospital then transferred to University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George where she had succumbed to her injuries.
The North District Major Crime Unit assumed carriage of the file and conducted a lengthy and comprehensive investigation assisted by the Vanderhoof RCMP and BC Coroner Service that led to the recent arrests of two men.
Provincial Crown Counsel has approved charges of; manslaughter with a firearm, and careless use of a firearm on 27 year old Kayne Sabbe Penner of Vanderhoof, B.C.
Careless storage of a firearm, careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm against 38 year old Richard Borne of Vanderhoof, B.C.
The family of the victim requests all parties respect their privacy during this difficult time as no inquiries will be responded to.