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Osoyoos RCMP investigate report of shots fired

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February 09, 2021 - 9:34 AM

An investigation is underway as police investigate a shots fired complaint from a neighbourhood at the Osoyoos Indian Band.

Oliver RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of Sandpoint Road in Oliver on Feb. 7 around 2 a.m.

Police found a number of intoxicated people and seized a firearm from the scene.

A 28-year-old from the residence and a 25-year-old from Penticton, both with minor injuries to their faces, were located by police, but their injuries were determined to be the result of a consensual fight, with no indication of anyone injured from gun shots.

The 28-year-old was confrontational with police, which further challenged the investigation. Fireworks were reported being set off throughout the night in the area, and although one firearm was seized, there is no firm evidence as yet to show whether or not the gun was fired.

"I have been in contact with Chief and Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band and met with the individual who was very confrontational with the attending officers that night," commander of the Oliver RCMP detachment Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth said in the release. "The male wanted to express his sincere apologies to the officers for his behaviour. Community and police officer safety is paramount in these situations. Thankfully there were no serious injuries."

Oliver RCMP continue to investigate and liaise with the Osoyoos Indian Band on this matter, police said.

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