Four Dead After Canada Shootings, Man In Custody

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Four people were shot dead in Penticton, British Colombia, on Monday and a suspect is in custody, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement.

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“Police have determined four people are deceased at three locations within a 5 km (3.1 mile) radius,” the statement said.

 

“A man matching the suspect’s description turned himself into the Penticton RCMP detachment. The man remains in custody while the investigation progresses. Preliminary indications are this was a targeted incident,” the statement said.

 

The initial shooting incident was reported at 10:30 a.m. local time (1730 GMT). As police were en route to the scene, a second shooting was reported.

 

The suspect in both shootings turned himself in about an hour after the first report, police said.

 

A motive for the shootings was still unknown.

 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

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