4 killed in shootings in western Canada

Police have cordoned off the downtown area of Penticton in western Canada, following a shooting attack. (Pixabay pic)

VANCOUVER: Four people were killed in a string of shootings at three locations within a five-kilometre radius in Penticton of western Canada on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting Penticton police.

Police, who have arrested a male suspect around 11 am Monday local time, asked people in the city to stay inside their homes and workplaces and avoid the downtown area where police had cordoned off because of “a serious, unfolding situation.”

Police have been searching for the shooting suspects.

With a population of about 30,000, Penticton is a city in British Columbia in the country.