RCMP are investigating two separate incidents in Campbell River on Monday.
First, at around 2 a.m. on October 5, Campbell River RCMP were called for reports of a possible domestic violence incident in progress in the 2700 block of Woodburn Rd.
An investigation revealed that the incident was actually an argument and ensuing altercation between the occupants of two vehicles.
It ended with one person firing a gun at the other vehicle and then fleeing the scene. No one was injured by the gunfire.
A loaded firearm was found at the scene after a Police Dog unit was called in to assist the investigation. Police are now searching for the accused and say that everyone involved is known to them. There is no risk to the general public as a result of this incident.
In the second case that took place just one hour after the first, the Campbell River Fire Department responded to a fire that appeared to have originated in shopping carts in between Chances Casino (located at 361 Hunt Rd) and the rear entrance of Shot in the Dark café.
Firefighters determined that the fire had been set accidentally by a woman who had been living on the streets and somehow ignited the contents of her shopping carts.
The fire got out of hand when it reached flammable aerosols and the carts exploded. Police say no one was injured in the incident.
“Police are presently determining whether charges are warranted,” reads a statement from Campbell River RCMP.