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UPDATE: 4 Dead in Penticton Downtown Shooting



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South Okanagan-Similkameen Supt. Ted De Jager says one male has been taken into custody after he turned himself in at the front desk of the Pentincton RCMP detachment.


Police have confirmed they believe "it was a targeted event."

— At around 10:30 a.m. PT, police received reports of a possible shooting in downtown Penticton.

De Jager says numerous officers were sent to the areas of Eckhart Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, and Main Street and Powell Avenue.


• The four fatalities occurred in three different locations within a five-kilometre radius.

One person died at the initial incident near Westminster Avenue and Lakeview Street, while three people died "in a suburban area" around Cornwall Drive.


"I understand this is a deeply troubling incident that has taken place in our community," said De Jager.
"Police are continuing to look for anyone else who may have been injured in the course of this incident."

- He says police are working to identify the victims and inform their families.



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