Suspect in Penticton murder released without charges

Penticton RCMP officers can be seen at the scene of a homicide on Creston Avenue Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

PENTICTON - Penticton RCMP are being tight-lipped after releasing the suspect arrested in connection with a shooting yesterday that left a man dead.

An unidentified man was shot and killed at a townhouse complex on Creston Avenue in Penticton yesterday, April 26, around 10:30 a.m. and police began a homicide investigation. A suspect was found nearby and arrested without incident.

"The person involved in Wednesday’s shooting on Creston Avenue in Penticton has been released from police custody without charges," Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says.

RCMP are not saying why the suspect was released today, April 27.

Wrigglesworth says the incident was not a random event.

"We do not feel the public is at risk," he says.

Wrigglesworth says police resources "remain fully engaged in this ongoing investigation."

Members of Penticton’s Serious Crimes Unit, General Investigations Section, Targeted Enforcement Unit, and Forensic Investigation Unit are interviewing numerous witnesses and gathering evidence, he says.

If you have any information that can assist police in this investigation call Const. Mike Desmond at 250-492-4300.

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