Suspect charged with murder after shooting near Vernon: RCMP

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RCMP say a man was arrested in Armstrong, following a deadly shooting in Vernon on Monday. The victim's identity has not yet been released. (CBC - image credit)
RCMP say a man was arrested in Armstrong, following a deadly shooting in Vernon on Monday. The victim's identity has not yet been released. (CBC - image credit)

UPDATE, Sept. 23, 2021: A 46-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after the fatal shooting near Vernon, RCMP said on Sept. 22. No further details have been released.

A man is in custody following a fatal shooting near Vernon, B.C.

RCMP say they responded to reports of a vehicle fleeing the scene near Enderby Road on Monday.

When officers arrived, they found a body.

A suspect vehicle was spotted near Armstrong, about 20 minutes north of Vernon, and RCMP say they have arrested one man.

RCMP Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says more details about the identity of the victim will be released after further investigation and once relatives are informed.

She says police believe the suspect and victim knew each other and there is no ongoing threat to public safety.

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