On September 8, 2014 at 2:29 am, Campbell River RCMP responded to a complaint of shots fired in the west end of Evergreen Road near Franzen Road and Forest Grove Place. This was not the first complaint of shots heard in this area and one caller felt the sound was coming from an area close to houses.
An RCMP police service dog along with all available resources responded and tracked a suspect from the Forest Grove Place area into a wooded area behind a residential neighbourhood.
A 16 year old male was taken into custody without incident a short time later. Some of the items seized from the youth included a rifle, shotgun, ammunition, and a ballistic vest.
The youth, who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was released by a Judicial Justice of the Peace on several conditions including not to possess firearms and to abide by a curfew.
Charges have been laid against the youth, including:
- Careless Use of a Firearm, Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code.
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose Section 88(1) of the Criminal Code
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code.
No one was hurt in this incident and the investigation remains open and active.
– Contributed by the RCMP.