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Police tell Penticton residents to stay inside amid ‘serious and unfolding incident’





Everyone in Penticton, B.C., is being asked to stay inside their homes and workplaces while Mounties deal with a serious incident.


RCMP in the Okanagan town have asked everyone to avoid the downtown area and remain indoors while they deal with what they call a "serious and unfolding incident." The public is asked to avoid the areas bordered by:


— Eckhardt Avenue and Lakeshore Drive

— Main Street and Power Street


THIS IS ONLY IN EFDECT FOR THE NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN IN THE OAKANOGAN AREA.


IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS WILL AFFECT OSOYOOS BC AND OROVILLE WA


Information was Provided by CBC British Columbi, RCMP of Penticton and The Oakanogan Times.



UPDATE: 4 Dead in Penticton Downtown Shooting


The Penticton RCMP say four people are dead after a string of shootings in three different locations


Monday morning in Downtown Penticton. One male has been taken into custody by Penticton RCMP in connection with the shootings. Everyone in Penticton, B.C., is being asked to stay inside their homes and workplaces while Mounties deal with a the incident.

The RCMP in the Okanagan town have asked everyone to avoid the downtown area and remain indoors while they deal with what they call a "serious and unfolding incident." The public is asked to avoid the areas bordered by:• Eckhardt Avenue and Lakeshore Drive• Main Street and Power Street

'4 or 5' pops heard: witness

Shelly Halvorson was in her office at J & E Automotive Services when she heard "four or five" pops ring out.

"I thought it was our tire machine," said Halvorson. "I didn't think anything more of it."

Within minutes, she said, police vehicles had swarmed the area. She says she went outside and saw a man laying on his front lawn, at which point, police told everyone to go back inside their homes and businesses.

"This is a little too close. I've never experienced this," she said. "I'm not comfortable at all."

She says police have blocked the road from Heales Ave. to Westminster Ave. Penticton isn’t less than 30miles (48 kilometers) It prompted a notice to the towns of Osoyoos BC and Orolville Wa but had no serious affect to the BC and WA towns nor the BC WA Border. There is still more Information to follow.

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