Two men have been arrested in Williams Lake following multiple reports of shots fired in the Broadway Avenue South area Saturday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Two arrested after shots fired complaint

Two men have been arrested after multiple gunshots were reported to RCMP Saturday in Williams Lake.

Two men have been arrested after multiple gunshots were reported to RCMP Saturday in Williams Lake.

“At approximately 8:02 p.m. the Williams Lake RCMP responded to multiple reports of gun shots in the 1600 block of Broadway Avenue South,” Williams Lake RCMP Const. Ryan Marlatt said. “As a result of the investigation police arrested two individuals.”

Police also detained five others from within a residence in the area and a search warrant was obtained for the residence where a firearm and ammunition was recovered, RCMP said.

Lane Don Cooper, 21, was charged with carrying a weapon or prohibited device with ammo concealed, possession of a non-firearm unauthorized and possession of a firearm contrary to order.

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Cooper will remain in custody until his next court date of Jan. 31, 2018.

In addition, police said a 28-year-old man is facing a charge of possession of a prohibited weapon and will appear in court on March 7, 2018, pending charges are approved by Crown Counsel.

“Although no one was injured in this incident, the careless discharge of a firearm remains under investigation,” Marlatt said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or

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