RCMP. (File photo)

RCMP. (File photo)

Osoyoos RCMP locate group of ‘intoxicated individuals’ after report of shots fired

Police are currently unsure if a gun was fired or the noise was fireworks

The Oliver RCMP are investigating following reports of shots fired from a residence in a neighbourhood on the Osoyoos Indian Band early Sunday (Feb. 7) morning.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the Oliver RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 6000 block of Sandpoint Road in Oliver.

Police located “a number of intoxicated individuals” and seized a firearm from a vehicle.

A 28-year-old who lived at the residence and a 25-year-old from Penticton, both with minor injuries to their faces, were located by police.

Police determined the injuries were the result of a consensual fight and there was no indication of anyone being injured or any property damage from gunshots.

The initial investigation proved challenging as the 28-year-old man became confrontational with police. He later apologized for his behaviour.

“I have been in contact with Chief and Council of the Osoyoos Indian Band and met with the individual who was very confrontational with the attending officers that night. The male wanted to express his sincere apologies to the officers for his behaviour,” said RCMP Sgt. Don Wrigglesworth.

Further investigation reported fireworks being lit off throughout the night in the area. Although one firearm was seized, police are unsure if the gun was fired or whether it was the noise of fireworks that people heard.

Oliver RCMP are continuing their investigation and working with the Osoyoos Indian Band.

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