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Mounties investigate shots fired in Vernon

Vernon RCMP have launched an investigation after a report of shots being fired at a townhouse complex.
September 25, 2015 - 12:49 PM

VERNON - Vernon RCMP have launched an investigation after a report of shots being fired at a townhouse complex.

RCMP Sgt. Dave Evans says in a media release police were called to a townhouse in the 1600-block of 43 Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 23 around 3:40 a.m.

A preliminary investigation led police to believe a confrontation occurred in the complex parking lot which resulted in shots being fired. Police are not commenting on the number of shots fired, or the firearm calibre. No one is believed to have suffered any gunshot wounds, Evans says.

“Police arrested and have since released without charges a number of persons from one of the townhouse units that were believed to be involved in the confrontation with another unidentified group of persons,” Evans said.

Police are still trying to identify the other group of individuals involved. That group is believed to have arrived and departed from the location in a dark vehicle, he says. No further description is available. 

“It is believed that the two groups were known to each other and the incident was connected to their involvement in criminal activity,” Evans said.

Police searched the area surrounding the complex and remained at the scene until a search warrant could be executed at the townhouse unit in the  early evening of Sept. 24.

"While this was not a random act of violence it still causes us great concern as incidents like these put the general public at risk,” Evans said.

Anyone with any unreported information about the incident is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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

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