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4 dead in shooting in Penticton, B.C.

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  • 4 dead in shooting in Penticton, B.C.

    Penticton RCMP say four people are dead after a string of shootings in three different locations Monday morning.

    One male has been taken into custody by Penticton RCMP in connection with the*shootings.

    Everyone in Penticton, B.C., is being asked to stay inside their homes and workplaces while Mounties deal with a serious incident.

    RCMP in the Okanagan town have asked everyone to avoid the downtown area and remain indoors while they deal with what they call a "serious and unfolding incident."

    The public is asked to avoid the areas bordered by:
    • Eckhardt Avenue and Lakeshore Drive
    • Main Street and Power Street
    '4 or 5' pops heard: witness

    Shelly Halvorson was in her office at J & E Automotive Services when she heard "four or five"*pops ring out.

    "I thought it was our tire machine," said Halvorson. "I didn't think anything more of it."

    Within minutes, she said, police vehicles had swarmed the area.

    She says she went outside and saw a man laying on his front lawn, at which point, police told everyone to go back inside their homes and businesses.

    "This is a little too close. I've never experienced this," she said. "I'm not comfortable at all."

    She says police have blocked the road from Heales*Ave. to Westminster Ave.