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Suspects in Polson Park gunfire incident released

RCMP members launched a manhunt this morning after responding to a report of shots fired in downtown Vernon. Officers responded with a canine unit and a helicopter team.
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August 13, 2014 - 2:47 PM

VERNON - Four people arrested following reported gunfire in Polson Park yesterday have been released without charges.

Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said the Serious Crimes Unit is still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence and will review if charges will be laid against any of the four initially arrested or others who might have been involved in the incident.

The early morning report of gunfire in the area of Green Valley Motel in Vernon yesterday sparked a manhunt complete with a canine unit and helicopter team that eventually led RCMP to a suspect vehicle in the 1000 block of Glenmore Road in Kelowna.

A 34-year-old Vernon man, 23-year-old Surrey man and a 28-year-old Toronto woman were arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Another man suspected to be connected to the incident was arrested in Vernon. All four have been released. There were no reported injuries in relation to the gunshots.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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