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Neighbours recount daylight drive-by shooting in Vernon

Brad Albrecht looks at his truck, and the bullet hole in the box, following an unconfirmed drive-by shooting in Vernon on Friday afternoon. Global News

Police have yet to release any information regarding reports of a drive-by shooting that occurred in Vernon on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred along the 4100 block of 24th Avenue at approximately 4:30 p.m.

One resident said a bullet hit his truck, with the round going through one side of the box and into the other side.

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According to Brad Albrecht, he was raking his front lawn shortly around 4:30 p.m. when he heard a “pop-pop-pop. It sounded like fireworks or whatever. I kind of looked up and saw a car zipping down towards 43rd Street.”

Albrecht said he didn’t think anything of it until he realized those were gunshots, “and my neighbor came over, running, confirming it was gunshots.”

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Albrecht said there were shell casings on 24th Avenue and in a neighbour’s driveway. He said his truck was parked along the road, where a bullet hit the box.

Not long after, he said police showed up.

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Neighbours didn’t want to go on-camera out of fear for their safety, but believe the truck stopped stray bullets from hitting their house — with kids inside. Meanwhile, police swept the scene into the night.

Asked what he thought about being close to a shooting, Albrecht said “there was no time to react. Thank goodness I was (on my front lawn) and not where my truck was (parked).”

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