Neighbourhood on edge - Fort St. John RCMP respond to reports of shots fired near Triangle Park
FORT ST. JOHN -- The residents of the neighbourhood near Fort St. John’s Triangle Park are on edge after shots were fired earlier this month.
According to Mounties, the incident happened at a home on 112th Ave. They say the caller stated that at approximately 5:30 a.m., a popping sound was heard and then discovered what appeared to be bullet holes in the house. It was also reported that another house in the area also had bullet holes.
Police say they know the second residence and believe the shots originated from this home. The city confirms that shots were fired twice over the summer. CJDC TV confirmed Scott Campbell is the owner of the home. He purchased the home in 2018.
Many residents posted what sounded like gunshots and pictures of police cars in the area. However, Mounties say it turned out to be just fireworks.
Earlier this month, police detained four people from the second home; however, they did not say the charges. Police say they have learned that an unknown person forced their way into the home and fired multiple shots. They have also obtained video surveillance, which shows four individuals leaving in a white pickup truck, immediately following the shots being fired. Two of those four suspects have potentially been identified.
Fort St. John RCMP also received reports of shots fired Tuesday morning in the area of 86th Street and 89 Avenue. Mounties say it turned out to be a false report.