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Pellet gun shooter sought by Penticton RCMP

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May 05, 2021 - 11:48 AM

Penticton RCMP are looking for a suspect after reports of a man shooting a pellet gun this morning.

Police were called to Riverside Drive and the Channel Parkway around 8 a.m. today, May 5, on a report of a man indiscriminately shooting a pellet gun, according to an RCMP media release.

A witness reported to police a lone man walking on the east side of the river channel. The witness, on the opposite side of the channel, overheard what sounded like an air gun being discharged from the man’s direction. They saw something strike the water near them.

No gun was seen, but the witness believed it likely was a gun being discharged in her direction, RCMP said.

Several officers converged on the area and extensive patrols were conducted, including foot patrols, but the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 40 to 50 years of age with bushy, long blonde hair. He may possibly be associated with a black coloured, highly glossed camper van.

If you witnessed the incident, or have any additional information, you are asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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