More than seven Nanaimo RCMP vehicles responded to multiple calls of shots fired on Wednesday, only to discover the source of the noise was a paintball gun.
Officers received several calls on the evening of June 2 of shots being fired in a rural property just south of Nanaimo, located on Clifford Road.
Following the reports, RCMP mobilized swiftly and more than seven police vehicles attended the large sprawling property at about 7 p.m.
Mounties closed off the immediate area and began their investigation, trying to contact the residents of the property. After a short time, they were able to successfully get in touch and discovered the source of the gunfire noise was a paintball gun.
Further investigation determined the paintball gun was being fired in a “responsible and safe manner,” according to Nanaimo RCMP.
The paintball gun wasn’t seized and no charges were laid.