UPDATE: Shots-fired suspects released
UPDATE: Four suspects that were arrested yesterday, linked to Tuesday’s shots-fired complaint in Vernon, have been released without charges.
Three of the suspects were arrested in Kelowna on Tuesday. The fourth was cuffed in Vernon. All four were facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
The three suspects arrested in Kelowna included a 23-year-old Surrey man, a 34-year-old Vernon man, and a 28-year-old Toronto woman.
The manhunt for the four suspects began after police received a call reporting shots fired in Polson Park, Tuesday morning around 8 a.m.
Members of the Vernon Serious Crimes Unit are continuing to investigate and interviewing witnesses.
Police say they released the suspects because they can only hold them for 24 hours without charges.
KELOWNA – Four people are in custody after a police takedown in Kelowna.
The arrests put an end to a manhunt that began Tuesday morning in Vernon.
It was just before noon when police surrounded a green Chevrolet Cavalier near the intersection Glenmore Road and Bernard Avenue in Kelowna.
With guns drawn and a police chopper hovering above, three suspects, two men and a woman, were arrested and taken away in police cruisers. Another person was arrested in Vernon.
They are believed to have been involved in a firearms related incident this morning in Vernon.
Police in the North Okanagan say they received reports of shots fired at around 8a.m.
RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk says the shots were reportedly fired near the Fruit Union Plaza and Green Valley Motel by Highway 97 and Highway 6.
Police immediately began a manhunt that ended about 4 hours later in Kelowna after police located the suspect vehicle.
The three suspects include a 34 year old Vernon man, a 23 year old Surrey man and a 28 year old Toronto woman.
All three were arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and remain in police custody.
The investigation is ongoing.