4 dead after shooting in Canada; 1 male suspect in custody

Four dead after a man, 60, ‘went on a targeted shooting spree’ in British Columbia

  • Two men and two women were killed in the city of Penticton, British Columbia
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Ted De Jager says suspect surrendered  

Canadian police say a 60-year-old man is in custody after four targeted shootings that killed two men and two women in the city of Penticton, British Columbia.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Ted De Jager says the suspect and the four victims knew each other but gave no details. 

He says the suspect turned himself in after Monday’s shooting and said the attack was ‘targeted’. 

Canadian police say a 60-year-old man is in custody after four targeted shootings that killed two men and two women in the city of Penticton, British Columbia

All the victims appear to have known each other. 

Such gun violence is rare in Canada.

Police say they received a call about a possible shooting in downtown Penticton about 10:30 a.m. 

De Jager says one person was found dead in the north end and the three others were found in the south end.

‘Determining why this occurred is part of our ongoing investigation,’ said De Jager.

‘I understand that this is a deeply troubling incident that has taken place in our community. 

‘Our hearts and thoughts are with all those impacted by this terribly tragic incident,’ he added

 

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