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Okanagan man arrested after shots fired outside pub

Officers from the Oliver RCMP detachment arrested a man outside of a pub this week for allegedly firing several shots with a firearm.

On Feb. 9, 2020, the Oliver RCMP received a report shots had been fired outside of a pub on Main Street.

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The RCMP said the incident occurred at 11:30 pm on Feb. 8 but was not reported until the following morning.

Witnesses said that they observed a man inside the pub who had been showing other patrons a handgun.

Shortly after the man departed, 5-6 shots were heard in the parking lot and the same man was witnessed randomly shooting the gun into the air.

Bullet casings were later located on the ground.

On Feb. 11, officers identified and arrested a 50-year-old man from the community.

He faces several potential charges, including careless use of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police say that the firearm has been seized.

“The members of the Oliver RCMP detachment worked diligently to quickly identify the man, arrest him and seize the firearm”, said Sgt Jason Bayda. “Their quick efforts enabled them to remove this firearm from the man and take it off the streets.”



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