John Brittain, 68, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder in Penticton fatal shootings

Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Police officers responded to the area of Westminster Avenue and Haynes Street on a report that a man had been shot on April 15th at approximately 10:30am. As police were driving to the property they were notified that another person had been shot.

At 11:30 am police located a suspect matching the description turned himself in to RCMP Penticton detachment. Police then determined four people are deceased at three locations within a 5 km radius.

The names of the victims will not be released at the request of families. Police did say the victims were two men and two women.

John Brittain, a former city engineer, as “a gentle person,” by the Mayor of Penticton. RCMP are investigating possible motive.