Gun shots investigated

  • Feb. 25, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Vernon RCMP continue to investigate reports of shots fired Tuesday night in the Alexis Park Drive area.

Police were called to a report of shots being fired in the 4100 block at about 11:15 p.m.

“Witnesses reported that they saw one person chase another towards Alexis Park Drive, and while they were running, the one person was shooting at the other,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. 

“After the shots were fired, the suspect who did the shooting jumped into a SUV-type vehicle and sped off.”

Police located several shell casings in the area where the shots were reported from. 

A 41-year-old man was interviewed, although police officers report he did not provide many details of the event or why someone would shoot at him. 

“Police feel this was not a random act,” said Molendyk. 

“They also feel it is fortunate that an innocent person in the area was not hurt as a result of the carelessness the people involved in this crime showed.”

Police are continuing to investigate this case but have not been able to locate any victims. 

Police are asking anyone with any information about this crime to contact the Vernon RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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