This truck was targeted in a drive-by shooting in Salmon Arm in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 20. The impact from four gunshots are visible. - Image credit: Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer.

Update: Drive-by shooting shocks residents

Shots target unoccupied vehicle, no one reported injured.

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m.

In response to queries from the Salmon Arm Observer, RCMP say they will be issuing a news release today.

The incident occurred just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20.

Initial article

Some residents in Salmon Arm were jolted awake by gunshots early Sunday morning.

People who heard the sounds but wished to remain anonymous said they were startled awake about 3 a.m.

It appears the shots were heard clearly in an otherwise quiet residential neighbourhood not far from Hillcrest Elementary School in the vicinity of the 1700 block of 11th Avenue SE.

Following about four or five shots, the squealing of tires was heard, followed by more sounds of a speeding vehicle several minutes later.

No one was reported injured in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting targeting an unoccupied vehicle parked at a residence.

The shock of the violence has left some residents shaken and wondering about the causes.

The RCMP have not issued a news release regarding this incident, but more information will be provided as it becomes available.