Shotgun fired in Midway incident

A 61-year-old Midway male threatened to harm himself in his home with loaded weapons on Monday night.

A 61-year-old Midway male threatened to harm himself in his home with loaded weapons on Monday night.

Midway RCMP received a complaint at 7  p.m. and members of the Boundary Regional Detachment (Midway and Grand Forks) arrived at the scene and secured the area.

Neighbours were warned of the situation and an ambulance promptly arrived and was on stand by. Midway Fire Department assisted with traffic control at a safe distance.

Police negotiated with the male with the assistance of a close family friend.

A gunshot was heard by police around 10:05 p.m., when the male accidentally discharged his shotgun and said he injured his shoulder.

An hour later at 11 p.m., the suspect peacefully emerged from the house, unarmed and surrendered to the police.

He wasn’t injured from the discharged firearm and several unregistered firearms were seized.