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RCMP investigate shots

Vernon RCMP are investigating reports of shots fired Tuesday morning in the vicinity of the Green Valley Motel and Fruit Union Plaza. - Roger Knox/Morning Star
Vernon RCMP are investigating reports of shots fired Tuesday morning in the vicinity of the Green Valley Motel and Fruit Union Plaza.
— image credit: Roger Knox/Morning Star

Police have a good idea what led to shots being fired in Vernon’s Polson Park Aug. 12.

What that idea is, however, remains with police as the case is still being investigated.

“Police are not releasing that information at this point,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “It is very much evidentiary at this point.”

What is known is that police received numerous reports of shots fired in the park at around 8 a.m.

A subsequent investigation resulted in a Vernon man being arrested near the park later that morning, and three other suspects – two men from Vernon and Surrey and a woman from Toronto – were arrested without incident just before noon in a car in Kelowna.

The four were taken into custody, then later released without charges being laid.

It is believed by RCMP that the four know each other.

The four, said Molendyk, are associated to a Vernon motel and the facility has been searched several times since the incident.

Molendyk said a weapon was recovered during one of the searches, though he did not say what type of weapon.

The exact number of shots fired that morning has not been determined as police continue to talk to witnesses.

 

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

 

 

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