Police are remaining tight lipped after officers were seen scouring the area around a residence on Carmi Avenue Tuesday.
Seven police officers who said they were called in from out of town were sweeping through the brush behind the residence near the corner of Carmi Avenue and Carmi Road, as well four marked police vehicles and one unmarked surrounded the property.
The officers had no comment as to the nature of the investigation, and RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the police have yet to release any information. Tyreman also said it was unclear whether the investigation has any relation to Penticton’s second murder of the year at the Golden Sands Resort Motel last week.
A passing neighbour said they saw police vehicles around the same property last week.
The police have yet to release any information on the shooting that took place June 4, including the name of the lone male victim, however they declared the suspected shooting a homicide on Monday. Police were seen sweeping the area around the hotel on Friday, checking a nearby field and dumpsters in the surrounding area.
Police tape and a tarp remain on the entrance to the suite at the Golden Sands Resort Motel on Tuesday, with a lone RCMP officer keeping an eye on the crime scene.
The Southeast Major Crime Unit and the General Investigative Unit of the RCMP have been called in to assist the Penticton unit with the investigation.
Police previously stated that they believe the suspected shooting was an isolated incident and assured the public they are not at risk.