Campbell River RCMP is investigating after shots were fired into a truck during an altercation on Sunday night.
In a report issued on Monday, Campbell River RCMP said that officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the area of Brewster Lake Rd. on Feb. 21, just before 6 p.m.
While en-route to the scene, police say they learned that there had been a brief physical altercation between two men and that firearms had been involved.
According to officers, one man tried to leave the area following the altercation and the second man fired “several rounds from a firearm” into the first man’s pickup truck.
The man in the pickup truck was uninjured in the shooting and was able to leave the scene without further incident, noted police.
RCMP said that the man who fired the gun, a 44-year-old, initially left the scene but later turned himself into police.
He was taken into custody at the Campbell River RCMP Detachment immediately without incident.
“The suspect will appear in court to face a number of firearm-related charges,” says Campbell River RCMP Detachment Commander Inspector Jeff Preston “The men are known to one another and we believe this was an isolated event, and there was never a threat to the public. It is very fortunate that no one was injured during this incident.”
The Campbell River RCMP General Investigation and Forensic Identification is continuing to investigate the shots fired and altercation at this time.