May 27, 2014 - 9:49 AM
KELOWNA - Police were at a north Glenmore home to investigate reports of gunfire Monday, but the sound didn't come from a handgun.
Mounties surrounded a known trouble house at 1370 Glenmore Road and arrested eight people found inside. They then entered the house and seized a firearm and other weapons. No reason was given for the arrests of six men and two women. Of those, seven were release and will not face charges. One man had an outstanding warrant and will be released for court at a later date. Another man may face firearms charges pending further investigation.
After a short investigation, RCMP determined the shots didn't come from the home or a firearm, but came from a starter pistol fired at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club, RCMP Const. Kris Clark says. The pistol is used to frighten geese off club property.
"In all cases where shots are reported, police must respond as if the complaint is legitimate until proven otherwise," Clark said in a press release. "Fortunately, police were able to affect a high risk search of a known residence with no one being injured."
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— This story was updated at 8 a.m. May 27, 2014 to include details from an RCMP press release.
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