Penticton man in custody following alleged shooting

A 34-year-old Penticton man is in custody after police reported two incidents involving gunfire in the early morning hours Jan. 9.

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A 34-year-old Penticton man is in custody after a man was allegedly shot early Monday morning.

On Jan. 9 at 1:20 a.m. Penticton RCMP received a report of a shooting at a residence in the 600 block of Martin Street. An investigation revealed two males allegedly entered the apartment where they confronted a male who was visiting the location. The male was assaulted and a shot was fired inside the residence, but did not injure anyone inside, police said.

At 4:30 a.m. police received a report of a shot heard in the 500 block of Eckhardt Avenue West. Police believe an altercation occurred between those involved in the earlier incident on Martin Street.

A 24-year-old is being treated for non-life threatening wounds from a single gunshot. All of the individuals involved know each other, police said.

The Penticton Forensic Identification Section as well as the General Investigation Section are actively investigating both crime scenes.

RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance with any information which could help the case. Call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300.