April 20, 2017 12:40 pm
Updated: April 20, 2017 1:36 pm

RCMP looking for suspect after shooting

Police said a major RCMP presence in Oliver Wednesday evening was part of a shooting investigation.

Contributed: Dan Wigmore/ Global Okanagan

Police are looking for a suspect after a man showed up at a hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds on Wednesday.

RCMP said a major police presence in Oliver Wednesday night was connected with that investigation. Officers were trying to find the shooting suspect who they believed could be in a motorhome on a Tulameen Street property.

Oliver RCMP set up a blockade on Tulameen St. off Okanagan St. Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. and assembled officers, many with weapons at the ready.

Police said they called in the Southeast District Emergency Response Team because the suspect was armed.

Officers also evacuated other nearby homes as a precaution.

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However, when police searched the motorhome did not find the male suspect.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday evening police vehicles were seen leaving the area.

RCMP said the original shooting took place near Station Street in Oliver.

Police said the shooting victim and the suspect know each other.

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