RCMP officer shot near Golden, B.C.

The RCMP officer was shot in the arm during a traffic stop in connection to a possible theft

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – A group that represents RCMP members says a female officer has been shot in the arm near the community of Golden, in southeastern British Columbia.

Rob Creasser, with the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada, says details on the situation are scarce, but there may be several suspects.

RCMP spokesman Staff Sgt. Rob Vermeulen says in a news release that the officer stopped a vehicle Tuesday in connection with a possible theft and the suspect failed to comply with police direction.

He confirms the officer was hurt and is suffering from what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Vermeulen says a search for a suspect is currently underway.

Highway 1 has been closed in both directions 22 kilometres west of Golden.