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6 in custody after shots fired report in Campbell River

Six people are in custody after reports of shots fired in Campbell River.

Campbell River RCMP say they got multiple reports on Aug. 14 around 2:30 a.m. about multiple shots being fired in the 600-block of Alpine Road.

Officers say they required the assistance of the Island District’s Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, Crisis Negotiation Team and Campbell River Major Crime Unit.

They say after several hours, six individuals were safely brought into custody.

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“The Campbell River RCMP would like to thank the public for staying out of the area, as had been requested by police,” said Sgt. Chris Voller. “I want to remind people to refrain from posting photographs and videos of police incidents while they are unfolding.”

“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.”

RCMP ask anyone with information to contact the detachment at 250-286-6221.

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