Sunday, 23 April 2017 13:31
Two arrested after shots fired at a Merritt house party.
Merritt RCMP Cst Tracy Dusnmore says they received a call at 8:45pm Saturday night after shots were fired at a group of people in the 2500 block of Coldwater Ave.
"One of our members was in the area at the time, and was able to locate the victims right away. They then pointed out the two suspects who were crossing the field at Diamond Vale School."
The two males were taken into custody without incident.
They were found with several rounds, firearms paraphernalia and several other weapons, and a search of the field located a 12-gauge shotgun and a SKS semi-automatic rifle nearby.
On further investigation, it was revealed the two had been in an altercation earlier in the evening at the party with a friend of the 4 victims.
"There was an incident involving another male earlier in the evening. That male left the party, and the four victims were walking by the house. The two suspects were out on the balcony. There was a verbal altercation back and forth, and then the suspects came out firing at the four guys."
Dunsmore says Merritt RCMP are satisfied that there is no concern for public safety at this time.
The two suspects, a 21-year-old Merritt male and a 29-year-old male from Williams Lake are both known to police and currently in custody.
The file is still under investigation.