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UPDATE: Standoff ends after Penticton shooting

A suspect surrender's to police during an armed standoff in Penticton, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.
Original Publication Date October 02, 2019 - 2:32 PM

PENTICTON - Heavily armed RCMP officers had a home in Penticton surrounded following a shooting that sent a man to hospital today until early this evening.

Police said a man was shot inside a home in the 400 block of Winnipeg Street at around noon today, Oct. 2. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The investigation led police to a condo at 117 Maple Street, according to an RCMP media release. The condo is next to a daycare and up the road from a school.

The home is surrounded by officers armed with rifles. RCMP made several arrests early in the afternoon but there were one or more suspects still inside the residence.

At one point, an officer with a loud hailer attempted to make contact with the person or people inside as an RCMP helicopter hovered overhead. The officer was heard saying, "I know you’re scared but just come on out no one is going to hurt you.”

The arrival of the RCMP emergency response team later in the afternoon prompted the surrender of one suspect but it's not known if there are more suspects still inside.

The standoff appears to have ended around 6:30 this evening as police vehicles cleared the scene.

While the investigation is in the early stages, RCMP said it appeared the shooting was targeted and the public was not at risk.

A shooting has led to an armed standoff at a condo on Maple Street in Penticton, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.
A shooting has led to an armed standoff at a condo on Maple Street in Penticton, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

— This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, with new information about a surrender.

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