A Maple Ridge man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at Haney Public House that happened this past weekend.
William Cody McKenna has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, uttering threats, assault with a weapon, and various firearms related offences, according to Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie.
Ridge Meadows RCMP allege McKenna shot at patrons and staff at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning at the bar at the corner of the Haney Bypass and Lougheed Highway.
This type of incident “is not a common occurrence in Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows,” and it has been a “top priority” for police, said Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
“Ridge Meadows RCMP’s serious crimes unit has been working tirelessly on this serious incident and it has resulted in the arrest of our prime suspect,” Dunlop said.
“It is my understanding Mr. McKenna was in the liquor establishment earlier in the evening and was involved in a dispute,” Dunlop added.
“Police allege that his actions took place after the original altercation had taken place,” she said.
Mounties report that McKenna was arrested without incident and that he appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court on Wednesday. He was remanded in custody.
In the meantime, the two victims are recovering from their injuries, she said.
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