RCMP vehicles converged on a house on Winnipeg Street early Wednesday afternoon. One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries in what’s believed to have been an assault. (Mark Brett - Western News)

UPDATE: Shooting suspect surrenders to RCMP after hour-long standoff

Victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

One man was reportedly shot inside a Penticton residence on Wednesday afternoon and rushed to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to RCMP Const. James Grandy, officers responded to a residence on Winnipeg Street around noon on Oct. 2 and found a man with a gunshot wound. He was immediately taken to hospital.

Police were later seen taping off the house located at 464 Winnipeg St.

Grandy said the investigation led officers to believe an address on Maple Street in Penticton may have also been involved.

“A heavy police presence is currently at this residence,” Grandy said in a release Wednesday afternoon. “There is no immediate threat of harm to the public, and police will continue to block this area off while evidence is gathered.”

He also said the victim and suspect knew each other, and the incident appears to have been targeted.

At press time the incident was still unfolding outside the residence on Maple Street, with police calling people to come outside.

Danielle Miranda, general manager at the nearby Queen’s Park YMCA Child Care located at 630 Birch Ave., told the Western News RCMP reached out to them as the incident was unfolding and advised them to stay inside.

Miranda said they followed their own safety protocol as well as the school district’s guideline, safely releasing children directly to their parents.

Dayna Broderick, a parent with a child who attends Queen’s Park Elementary School, told the Western News students were released from the school one class at a time, beginning with kindergarten students.

“He came out, hugged me, and started trembling and crying,” Broderick said of her son, adding that all students and staff were safe.

Anyone with information related to the incident is being asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300. Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.



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Const. James Grandy of the Penticton RCMP puts up some yellow police tape in front of a residence in the 400-block of Winnipeg Street Wednesday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

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