December 05, 2012 - 2:52 PM
Complaints of gunfire yesterday in the Upper Mission could lead to firearms charges against three men.
A report rolled in to police around 1:30 p.m. about shots being fired behind The Ponds residential development at the south end of Gordon Dr. The sound seemed to be coming from a semi-automatic weapon in the area of Gillard Forest Service Rd.
Several RCMP units responded along with a Police Service Dog and the Southeast District RCMP Helicopter.
Witnesses told police that occupants of a black GMC Yukon may have been involved and the SUV was heading towards Chute Lake Rd. via Gillard Forest Service Rd.
Police found the Yukon and detained two 21-year-old men and one 23-year-old man while the SUV was searched. A shotgun, two semi-automatic rifles and a Glock handgun were seized form inside the vehicle.
Although their intentions may not have been criminal, the perception certainly was, said Cst. Kris Clark in a press release. He says the safest place to discharge a firearm of any kind is at the firearms range which has the appropriate safety protocols in place.
No charges have yet been recommended against the three Kelowna men, but they could face a number of charges in relation to the use, transportation, storage and possession of the firearms.
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