Triple shooting in Princeton leaves two dead, one injured

A male is in custody in connection with the triple shooting in Princeton.

A local resident took this photo at approximately 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Residents reported seeing approximately eight police vehicles and officers in the area as well as hearing them call out on a megaphone.

A local resident took this photo at approximately 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Residents reported seeing approximately eight police vehicles and officers in the area as well as hearing them call out on a megaphone.

During the evening of March 30, Police and Ambulance services were called out to a residence in East Princeton.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., Saturday evening eyewitnesses watched as one police car and ambulance appeared in the area, shortly followed by two police trucks and then by another ambulance at about 10:10 p.m.

Two residents, an adult female and adult male were found deceased. One other individual was injured. The injured male was taken to Princeton Hospital and then transferred to another hospital for advanced care. He remains in serious condition.

Princeton RCMP, RCMP Southeast District with support from SED ERT worked throughout the night, carrying on into Sunday.

On Sunday morning, March 31 residents were awakened by the sounds of officers calling out on a megaphone in the areas of Tulameen Ave., Angela Ave., and Pine Street.  Numerous police vehicles and officers were seen in the area.

Later in the early afternoon, many vehicles and officers were spotted out Highway 5 A.

According to a police brief issued Sunday evening, at around 12:30 Sunday afternoon a suspect was arrested without incident and remains in custody.

Information gathered so far leads police to believe that all the parties involved were known to each other.

Names of those involved as well as the identity of the deceased are not being released at this time. RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit and RCMP Victims Assistance are providing support to the affected families.

The Southeast District Major Crimes Unit from Kelowna leads the investigation with resources remaining in Princeton. The two deaths and injury are classified as criminal in nature.