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Person arrested after gunshots allegedly fired in Coquitlam's River Springs neighbourhood

Witnesses tell the Tri-City News they heard at least six shots near the intersection of Flynn Crescent and River Drive. RCMP confirms officers are still on the scene.
Coquitlam's River Springs neighbourhood includes a community swimming pool. The area was the site of an active shooter investigation by RCMP on May 31, 2022. The suspect has since been arrested.

Mounties confirm one person is in custody after they allegedly fired several gun shots in Coquitlam today (May 31).

Between 12:30 and 1 p.m., several neighbours claimed to have heard between six and 10 sudden pops in the River Springs area that sounded like gun shots.

Spokepserson Cpl. Paige Kuz confirms, just before noon, several members responded to calls of shots fired on 1900-block Lodge Drive.

"Coquitlam RCMP is on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident but at this time there is no risk to the public."

The investigation is taking place not far from Coquitlam River Elementary.

School District 43 (SD43) spokesperson Ken Hoff tells the Tri-City News the facility was placed on a hold-and-secure for up to 15 minutes "under the advisement of the RCMP and an abundance of caution."

He adds no other schools within the vicinity of police were on lockdown as the incident was not linked to SD43 and any nearby institution.

Coquitlam River Elementary resumed normal operations earlier this afternoon and no other impacts are expected tomorrow (June 1).

Local residents and neighbours alleged witnessing several police vehicles "speeding by" David Avenue and Shaughnessy Street before heading further into River Springs.

One witness tells the Tri-City News they also heard police near the intersection of Flynn Crescent and River Drive.

Others claimed to have seen a helicopter flying around the neighbourhood as well.

Kuz says the public is being asked to avoid the Lodge Drive area while the investigation continues.

Anyone with more information about the incident is urged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.