Police respond to possible gun sighting downtown

By James Peters
September 26, 2016 - 2:18pm Updated: September 26, 2016 - 5:26pm

KAMLOOPS — RCMP say an urgent police response to a home in the Kamloops downtown turned out to be nothing of interest. 

Members were called to a home near Second Avenue and Columbia Street by a neighbour who believed they spotted a man carrying a handgun.

Officers surrounded the home, set up a perimeter and put nearby St. Ann's Academy on lockdown.

After calling the occupants out via loud speaker had no effect, Mounties entered the home accompanied by a police dog.

No one was home, and no firearms were found.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says officers will now speak with the original caller to get more details about the sighting.

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