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RCMP investigating Osoyoos, B.C. shooting

Saskatchewan RCMP released their weekly report Monday, detailing the work that has been done from June 4 to June 10. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A popular beach in Osoyoos, B.C., was the scene of a Canada Day shooting.

RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda said his detachment was informed at around 6:50 p.m. Friday that a man was shot at what the locals call White Sands beach on Osoyoos Lake.

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“We quickly located the victim who friends were transporting out,” Bayda said, noting that the victim was taken to hospital but has since been released.

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“The injury is non-life-threatening though the wounds are consistent with a shooting.”

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The violent incident took place between one person and a larger group, Bayda said. The victim and the alleged shooter were not known to one another, though there were connections with the larger group.

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RCMP have identified a suspect and pending charge approval from the BC Prosecution Service, more information should be made available later in the day Monday.

Bayda said the suspect has not yet been located.

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