Shots fired Monday in same area after similar incident Sunday in Courtenay


For the second day in a row, Comox Valley RCMP is investigating a shooting in Courtenay near the location where officers converged the day before.

Police said at around 7:48 a.m., they received several 911 calls reporting shots being heard in the 1100-block of 10th Street in Courtenay.

“I suddenly heard what sounded just like gunshots. I think there was around 6 or 7 in rapid succession, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,” said an area resident who wanted to remain anonymous.

By 8 a.m., police had filled the area of Cumberland Road and Piercy Avenue and had cordoned off an alleyway.

Investigators were seen marking what appear to be bullet shell casings in an alley behind a home on Piercy that locals say is a well-known drug house.

Several schools in the area were placed in a hold-and-secure until police made sure the area was safe.

No arrests have been made related to the investigation into Monday’s incident and there are no reports of injuries. Police said they do not believe the incident was random and say no victims have come forward to police.

“The Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit will be continuing with this investigation. It is especially important for witnesses to come forward and speak with police” Const. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP media relations officer, said in a statement. “A small piece of information could be a big piece of the puzzle we are putting together.”

Monday’s shooting comes a day after Mounties responded to a report of shots fired in the 900-block of Cumberland around 2:30 a.m.

READ MORE: RCMP investigating early morning shooting in Courtenay

Officers arrived on Sunday and found bullet holes in a vehicle and two buildings.

Police do not believe Sunday’s incident was random and no victims have come forward to police.

Investigators said there was no evidence on the scene to suggest anyone was severely injured.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers.

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