Man shot, Oliver neighbourhood evacuated as police hunt for armed suspect

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OLIVER – RCMP are looking for a man they say shot someone in the South Okanagan last night.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 a man arrived at hospital with a gunshot wound, according to a media release from Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Police say the incident happened in the area of Station Street in Oliver and that the suspect and victim were known to each other.

The victim, an adult male, suffered a non life-threatening gunshot injury, Moskaluk says.

The Oliver RCMP members contained a residence however the suspect was not located.

Throughout the evening RCMP also contained a property on Tulameen Street and evacuated residences in the immediate area. 

“The possibility existed that the suspect may have been in a motorhome on the property and given that he was known to be armed, additional resources from the Southeast District Emergency Response Team were called in to assist,” Moskaluk says in the release. “After securing the area and safely entering the motorhome, the male was not located. The investigation is ongoing with efforts continuing to locate the male.”

The Oliver RCMP asking anyone with information as to the current whereabouts of the suspect and would like to speak to any witnesses who may observed anything suspicious in the area of Station Street early Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information can contact the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422 or via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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