One person arrested after shooting in Okanagan Falls Saturday night – Penticton News

UPDATE: 13:20

Police have now confirmed that a woman was shot and seriously injured Saturday night in Okanagan Falls.

A press release from the BC RCMP states that police were called to the small community for reports of gunfire at approximately 10pm.

“Agents responded and found a female victim with serious injuries who was transported to hospital,” the press release said.

“With the help of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team, a male suspect has been located and arrested without incident.”

Police believe the suspect and victim were known to each other.


UPDATE: 1:00 PM

One person is incarcerated after a shooting in Okanagan Falls Saturday night.

Details about the shooting remain scarce, but Cpl. Laurie Rock of the Penticton RCMP confirms that police have arrested one person after the shooting. Residents tell Castanet it happened around 10 p.m. near Maple Street and 10 Ave.

“I can say that this was an isolated incident and we have one man in custody. No threat or danger to the public at the moment,” Cpl said. Rock said in a brief statement by email.

She says the incident is still under investigation and police will release more detailed information about the shooting on Monday.

Castanet has received multiple unconfirmed reports that a person was injured in the shooting and taken to hospital.


ORIGINAL: 10 hours

There was a large police presence in Okanagan Falls on Saturday night after gunshots allegedly went off in the small community.

Several residents in the area say shots were fired around 10 p.m. Saturday night near the corner of Maple Street and 10 Ave.

It is not clear if anyone was injured in the reported shooting, but police quickly dispersed in the area. A resident says officers blocked Eastside Road on Saturday night and did not allow vehicles south to Okanagan Falls.

Castanet has contacted the RCMP for more information about the shooting as it is unknown at this time whether the RCMP has made any arrests.

“Everyone is wondering what’s going on, I don’t know if they caught a man or something,” one resident told Castanet. “Nobody knows if there’s a maniac out there.”

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