(Photo provided by West Shore RCMP)

A man was arrested after he allegedly fired his rifle at a Malahat campground on Sunday.

On April 11th, West Shore RCMP received numerous reports of a male with a firearm outside his trailer located at a campground in the 3900 block of Trans-Canada highway.

Police received reports the 42 year-old man had also fired shots from his rifle outside.

Police located the man nearby and he was arrested without incident.

“Due to the high-risk nature of the incident, several police resources responded and located the man nearby,” said Cst. Alex Bérubé.

Despite members of the public being around the campground at the time, no one was injured.

Criminal charges are being considered as the investigation is ongoing.

“As the investigation progressed, the 42 year-old man was later apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was transferred into the care of medical staff for his well-being”, said Bérubé.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264.

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