Vernon RCMP investigate shots fired at townhouse complex

Officers responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday morning just before 4 a.m. at a complex in the 1600 block of 43rd Avenue

Vernon RCMP believe they have one side of a scary incident at a Vernon townhouse complex.

Now, they’re searching for the other side.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired Wednesday morning just before 4 a.m. at a complex in the 1600 block of 43rd Avenue.

“The RCMP conducted an initial investigation at the location to determine that there was a confrontation in the complex parking lot area which resulted in shots being fired,” said Vernon RCMP Sgt. David Evans. “Police are not releasing firearm calibre or number of shots at this time. There were no persons located injured from gunshot wounds.”

Police arrested, and have since released without charges, a number of persons from one of the townhouse units that were believed to be involved in the confrontation with another unidentified group of persons.

“That second group is believed to have arrived at and departed from the location in a dark vehicle with no further description available,” said Evans.

Police searched the area surrounding the complex and remained at the location until a search warrant could be executed at the townhouse unit

That search was completed early Thursday evening.

It is believed that the two groups were known to each other and the incident was connected to their involvement in criminal activity.

“While this was not a random act of violence, it still causes us great concern as incidents like these put the general public at risk,” said Evans.

The investigation into this matter is continuing and the RCMP are still trying to identify the other group of individuals involved.

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.


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