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Targeted shooting in Vernon leaves pickup truck with bullet holes

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July 05, 2021 - 11:07 AM

RCMP call a shooting in a Vernon parking lot this past weekend a "brazen attack."

Officers were called to a parking lot at a residential building Saturday morning, July 3, in the 1600 block of Deleenheer Road to a report of several shots fired.

Police arrived to find a parked pickup truck with bullet holes, according to an RCMP media release. Witness told investigators a black Ford truck was seen speeding away from the scene.

“A preliminary investigation suggests several rounds from a firearm were discharged into an unattended vehicle parked at the location,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said in the release.

The black Ford truck had been stolen earlier that morning and has been recovered.

“While the shooting appears to be targeted, this is a serious incident and investigators... are working to determine who is responsible for this brazen attack,” Terleski said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information that may assist with the investigation, and has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.


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