Penticton – RCMP shot at while conducting vehicle stop.
On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, shortly after 1:00 a.m., officers were conducting an impaired driving investigation near the intersection of Peach Rock Road and Green Mountain Road, in Penticton, BC.
As Frontline officers were investigating, a red coloured SUV approached driving west on Green Mountain Road. Believing the driver was simply observing, officers took little notice and continued their investigation. Soon thereafter, they overheard gunshots fired in their direction, believed to be originating from the SUV. As numerous shots were fired in their direction, officers took cover, while then observing the SUV driving away westbound on Green Mountain Road. One of the police vehicles was riddled with bullet holes.
Thankfully, none of our officers or nearby residents and pedestrians who were outside at the time were injured, says Cst. James Grandy, spokesperson for the Penticton RCMP.
This was a very clear disregard for Police and public safety. It further highlights the dangers our Frontline officers are facing each day while serving our communities.