(Erica Lamouroux)

Armed RCMP officers swarmed a Campbell River neighbourhood early Sunday morning after police received multiple reports of shots fired in the area.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. August 14th in the 600 block of Alpine Road.

Photos from the scene showed police in tactical gear, canine units and an armoured vehicle surrounding a home in an area around Dogwood Street and Alpine Avenue.

A several hours long stand-off culminated in the arrest of six people with several still in custody, according to police.

“The Campbell River RCMP would like to thank the public for staying out of the area, as had been requested by police,” said Sgt Chris Voller.

“I want to remind people to refrain from posting photographs and videos of police incidents while they are unfolding,” added Sgt Voller.

“Posting and sharing such images place both the police and civilians at greater risk, as often the people that police are interacting with, may make use of these images or alter their behaviours, resulting in greater risk to all involved.”

No injuries were reported in the incident. At the time of the incident, police told residents in the area to remain indoors.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campbell River RCMP at 1-250-286-6221 and reference file number 2022-10627.

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