Merritt RCMP concerned after two incidents involving firearms this month.
Cst Tracy Dunsmore says the incident Saturday night involving two males where multiple shots were fired along Coldwater Ave, and an incident earlier this month where a male was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm at the Coldwater pub, has the detachment on alert.
"It's definitely a cause for concern. We have to look into the parties involved, and who they are associating with. And, if there are any issues that we need to be dealing with, what we can do to follow up as police, or get information from the public."
21-year-old Michael Drynock of Merritt, was involved in both incidents.
Dunsmore says he, along with 28-year-old Kloen Pop, who is also well known to police, have now been charged with numerous offenses, including attempted murder, after allegedly firing on a crowd of people outside a house party on Coldwater Ave on Saturday night.
They both will make their first court appearance in Kamloops on Friday.