Police were called to Walmart in Penticton after a customer reported witnessing a person tuck a gun into their coat. (Pam Portman Peterson / Facebook)

Alleged gun sighting at Penticton Walmart prompts investigation

RCMP responded to a reported gun sighting inside a Penticton Walmart Wednesday afternoon

Penticton RCMP were on scene at Walmart on the morning of March 18 after receiving a report that a man in the store allegedly had a firearm concealed under his coat.

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Social media posts show multiple police cars arriving in the Walmart parking lot and officers patrolling the inside of the store, which raised concern for many shoppers.

(Pam Portman Peterson / Facebook)

Once on scene, RCMP were unable to substantiate the report, said Const. James Grandy.

“We were called there initially because a person, who we were unable to speak with, told management that he saw somebody who he thought was putting a gun inside his coat,” said Const. Grandy.

RCMP could not locate the customer who reported the gun sighting or the man alleged to be carrying the weapon.

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