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Police investigate two shooting incidents in Penticton

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January 10, 2017 - 10:46 AM

PENTICTON - RCMP have a Penticton man in custody after one of two shootings in the city early yesterday morning sent a man to hospital with a gunshot wound.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says Penticton RCMP received a report of a shooting in an apartment located in the 600 block of Martin Street around 1:20 a.m., Jan. 9.

Wrigglesworth says two men allegedly entered the home where they confronted a man who was visiting. The man was assaulted and a shot fired inside the residence without hitting anyone.

Then at 4:30 a.m., police were called to investigate a report of a shot fired in the 500 block of Eckhardt Avenue West. Wrigglesworth says there had been altercation between the people involved in the Martin Street incident just a few hours earlier.

A 34-year-old Penticton man was arrested, while a 24-year-old Penticton man was taken to hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound, he says. All the people involved knew each other.

RCMP aren't saying who the suspect is or what charges he is facing.

Police are asking members of the public with any information with respect to either incident to contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.

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