Steven Gallagher, previously identified as a suspect in a shooting on July 1 near Osoyoos, was taken into custody by the Penticton RCMP late last night after he turned himself in to the police.
On July 1st, 2022 at 6:52 p.m., the Osoyoos RCMP responded to a shooting on the east side of Osoyoos Lake at an area frequented by locals and tourists known as White Sands on Osoyoos Indian Band land. A 22 year-old male from Maple Ridge, BC was with friends getting ready to watch the Canada Day fireworks when a male from another group started an altercation before pulling out a gun, firing multiple rounds and shooting the victim before fleeing the area. The victim received non-life threatening injuries.
The PSOS RCMP are reviewing all evidence to determine whether there is also a link to two shootings in Penticton on June 26, 2022 and June 28, 2022.
At this time, we do not believe there is any further threat to the public. PSOS RCMP urges anyone with information about this investigation, to please contact the Osoyoos RCMP at (250)495-7236.