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Three suspects arrested after Mounties shot at during traffic stop

RCMP police car.

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Police in British Columbia's central interior have three people in custody after a wild car chase during which shots were fired.

The chase began around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in West Kelowna and ended more than 50 kilometres away just outside of Vernon.

RCMP were trying to force a green Dodge Caravan to pull over to the side of the road when the driver refused and someone in the car fired shots at the officers.

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The suspects changed vehicles during the pursuit.

RCMP Const. Kris Clark says a high-powered rifle was used in the incident.

No officers were hurt, but a woman arrested at the scene has been sent to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Police in the Okanagan are turning the investigation over to the New Westminster Police Department.

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