Mounties searching for vehicle after ‘firearms incident’ near Cranbrook, B.C.

Mounties searching for vehicle after 'firearms incident' near Cranbrook, B.C.

Mounties in British Columbia are currently on the lookout for a vehicle involved in a firearms incident near Cranbrook. The incident occurred on Sunday evening, and the RCMP is urging the public to come forward with any information that may assist in their investigation.

According to the RCMP, the incident took place on Highway 3, approximately 10 kilometers east of Cranbrook. Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle, described as a dark-colored SUV, driving erratically and firing shots from a firearm. The vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on the highway.

The RCMP immediately responded to the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area. However, the vehicle and its occupants were not located. No injuries have been reported in connection with the incident.

The RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about the vehicle or its occupants to contact them immediately. They are also urging anyone who may have dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident to come forward.

In a statement, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Southeast District RCMP said, “We take all reports of firearms incidents very seriously and are actively investigating this incident. We are asking anyone with information to come forward and speak with our investigators.”

The RCMP has not released any further details about the incident, and it is unclear at this time if the vehicle and its occupants pose a threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing, and the RCMP is asking for the public’s cooperation in providing any information that may assist in their efforts.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of reporting any suspicious or dangerous activity to the authorities. The RCMP is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all residents in the area and will continue to work diligently to resolve this matter.

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