One in custody after shooting near Penticton elementary school

RCMP in front of the Maple tree where the shooting allegedly took place on the morning of April 18. (Logan Lockhart – Western News)

One in custody after shooting near Penticton elementary school

Out of an abundance of caution, schools go into safe state

The nearby Queens Park Elementary School was put on alert early Tuesday morning following reports of a shooting in Maples in Penticton.

According to a witness, as many as 14 police cars responded to Maple Street after gunshots were heard around 8:15 a.m.

No police tape was seen at the scene, and the RCMP left most of the time at 9:15 a.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, Queens Park is putting itself under control and safety, rather than a lockdown, and emailed parents after contacting the RCMP.

According to witnesses at the scene, a person was seen being led away in handcuffs by Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been contacted for more information.

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