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UPDATE: Two Penticton men charged in targeted shooting

A suspect surrender's to police during an armed standoff in Penticton, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.
October 03, 2019 - 4:28 PM

KELOWNA - Two men have been charged in connection with the Wednesday afternoon shooting that put a Penticton neighbourhood on lockdown.

Josef Bratislava Pavlik, born in 1982, has been charged Oct. 3 with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, robbery, use of a restricted firearm and assault with a weapon.

Jesse Eldon Harry Mason, born in 1987, is Pavlik’s co-accused on the break and enter. Others taken into custody during the standoff have been released.

The shooting victim has been identified as Michael Paseska.

Paseska said he suffered a broken ankle, a broken knuckle, stitches in the back of his head, stables in his head and stitches in the front from the incident.

One of the accused, he alleges, fired a gun five times while he was in bed with his pregnant girlfriend.

Police said he was shot inside a home in the 400 block of Winnipeg Street at around noon, 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.

“This was targeted, with parties known to one another. There are no safety concerns the public should be aware of at this time. The RCMP wants to thank the many people who assisted and provided support to our officers while they coordinated the safe ending to this situation," Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. James Grandy said in a release.

The two men will be back in court Oct. 7.


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