Shots fired on Coldstream property

Police were called to a property in the 6400 block of Highway 6 in Coldstream shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are investigating another shots fired case.

Police were called to a property in the 6400 block of Highway 6 in Coldstream shortly after 1:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.

“The RCMP conducted an initial investigation at the location and determined that there was a confrontation in the front yard area, in front of a large barn on the property, which resulted in shots being fired,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy, who would say that multiple shots were fired but was not releasing the exact number or the firearm calibre.

Police did not locate anybody injured from gunshot wounds.

Two adult men were arrested in relation to the matter but were later released from custody without charges.

Noseworthy said it appears two groups were involved but were not believed to know each other.

A firearm and drugs were seized in conjunction with this investigation.

“No further information is being released at this time,” said Noseworthy.

The incident is similar to one that happened at a Vernon townhouse complex Sept. 23.

Two groups confronted each other in the parking lot of the complex and there were reports of shots fired.

Police have spoken to a large number of witnesses from the Coldstream incident. Unlike the Vernon townhouse shooting, witnesses in the latest case have been very cooperative.

“We’ll certainly investigate to see if the two incidents are possibly connected, but there is no evidence at this point to suggest that,” said Noseworthy, adding that police are taking the Coldstream incident – and any case involving the discharge of a firearm – seriously.

“There is concern for public safety,” she said. “Bullets keep going until something stops it.”

If you have any information that has not already been provided to investigators, please contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.