Several firearm related offences and impaired driving charges are being considered after an incident in Williams Lake Friday, May 14.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., Williams Lake RCMP responded to calls of gunshots in the Dog Creek Road and Bond Lake Road area, said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, North District RCMP media relations.
“It was reported that a woman, associated to a silver coloured Jeep, [was] firing a long gun near several residences in the area.”
Upon arrival police located the Jeep on a trail near Bond Lake Road in close proximity to multiple residences.
A man was standing at the driver’s door and when officers ordered the man to get on the ground, he got in the Jeep and drove away, Saunderson said, noting police could see a female in the passenger seat who pointed a long gun out the window and appeared to be aiming the gun in preparation to fire it.
“Due to the possibility of continued gunfire, police made the decision to immediately stop the suspect vehicle. The police vehicle made contact with the rear of the Jeep and the driver stopped within a short distance.”
The driver was immediately arrested without further incident and is being held in custody for a court appearance.
The passengers, who were youths, were safely returned to their mother, Saunderson said, adding the investigation is ongoing.
Williams Lake RCMP confirmed Friday, May 14 they are investigating a firearm incident just off the Bond Lake Road area.
Earlier, witnesses reported seeing an ambulance attend the area.
As of 11 a.m. there were two RCMP vehicles parked on Bond Lake Road and two more RCMP vehicles in a field parked near another vehicle.
Staff Sgt. Del Byron, Acting Officer in Charge, Williams Lake RCMP said the public is not at risk.
More to come.