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Woman injured, one man in custody after Okanagan Falls shooting, police say

As of Sunday afternoon, Maple Street has reopened but a home and mini cooper remain behind police tape. Denise Krickemeyer / Submitted

RCMP swarmed a usually quiet neighborhood in Okanagan Falls Saturday night after gunfire reportedly rang out.

Several residents posted on an Okanagan Falls News and Events Facebook page saying that they heard gunshots near the corner of Maple Street and 10 Avenue around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night.

According to RCMP, officers responded and found a female victim suffering from serious injuries, she was transported to the hospital.

“With the assistance of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team, a male suspect was located and taken into custody without incident,” read the BC RCMP Communication Services release.

Resident Denise Krickemeyer says she was on her way home when she heard sirens.

“We went to turn down our street and they had it all cornered off with a whole bunch of police cars, crime tape like blocking up the whole road,” said Krickemeyer.

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According to Krickemeyer, the incident happened at a “well-known” house in the community.

RCMP said it is believed that the two were known to each other and there is no further risk to the public.

As of Sunday afternoon, Maple Street has reopened but a home and mini cooper remain behind police tape.

RCMP plan to release further details on Monday regarding this incident.

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