One Person Dead Following a Shooting in Lavington
Vernon RCMP are currently investigating multiple scenes resulting from what is believed to be a targeted break and enter that turned violent overnight.
Just before 1:00 am Friday, RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress at a residential home located in the 9800 block of Park Lane in Lavington. Police say it was reported there were possible shots fired resulting in one person in home sustaining non-life threatening injuries.
Approximately a half hour after the break and enter, RCMP officers were called to the Village Green Hotel in the 4800 block of 27th Street in Vernon. Police say a man had sustained an apparent gunshot injury and has since died as a result of these injuries.
“Vernon North Okanagan RCMP officers have currently secured and are investigating multiple crime scenes and believe that the two incidents may be related at this time,” says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. “The investigation remains in its early stages, as police continue to examine the scenes for physical evidence and canvass the areas for witnesses”.
The RCMP can confirm that one man is in custody.