Mounties are investigating multiple reports of possible shots fired in a residential area of Campbell River early Sunday morning.
A Campbell River RCMP spokesperson tells CHEK News that police were called to a home in the 600-block of Alpine Road, near Carhi Secondary School, at around 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 14.
According to police, various response teams arrived on scene alongside frontline officers, including Campbell River’s major crime unit, crisis negotiators, and police dog services.
Neighbours were asked to remain inside their homes and the public was advised to stay out of the area as the incident unfolded.
The RCMP spokesperson says a police standoff lastest for “several hours” and culminated in the arrest of six people with “several” still in custody.
Photos posted to social media show Vancouver Island’s Emergency Response Team also on scene, and RCMP say a nearby stretch of Dogwood Street was temporarily closed to traffic.
While the road has since reopened, police remain on scene and the investigation is ongoing.
In an emailed statement, RCMP Sgt. Christopher Voller said no injuries were reported in the incident that was “safely resolved for all parties.”
“I want to remind people to refrain from posting photographs and videos of police incidents while they are unfolding,” added Voller. “Posting and sharing such images place both the police and civilians at greater risk, as often the people that police are interacting with may make use of these images or alter their behaviours, resulting in greater risk to all involved.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221, quoting file #2022-10627.