Vernon RCMP express concern as shots fired investigation continues

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VERNON – RCMP investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances when shots were fired in the parking lot of a Vernon townhouse complex last Wednesday.

“We are concerned in general that this happened in such a residential area. There are children in that complex area,” says Vernon RCMP spokesperson Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

Five people were arrested at the scene and released without charges although police believe they were involved in the incident.

“We haven’t received much cooperation from the people that were actually on the scene at the time of the incident. We are still working towards figuring out exactly what happened,” says Noseworthy.

Police believe the incident at the complex in the 1600 block of 43rd Avenue involved a confrontation between two groups of people.

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

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While one group of people was arrested and released police are still trying to identify the other group that arrived and left the complex in a dark vehicle.

RCMP are unable provide a more detailed vehicle description but are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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