UPDATE: Arrested for shooting in hills

Three Kelowna men could face firearms charges after police seized four guns in relation to a complaint of shots being fired in the Upper Mission yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP received a report of shots being fired behind The Ponds at the south end of Gordon Drive.

The shots seemed to be coming from a semi-automatic weapon in the vicinity of the Gillard Forest Service Road.

Several police units responded to the area including a Police Service Dog and the Southeast District RCMP Helicopter. 

According to witnesses, the occupants of a black GMC Yukon were believed to be involved and that vehicle was located on the Gillard Forest Service Road headed towards Chute Lake Road.

Two 21-year-old men and one 23-year-old man were detained for the investigation while the vehicle was searched.

A  shotgun, two semi-automatic rifles and a Glock handgun were all seized from inside the vehicle.

Although their intentions may not have been criminal, the perception certainly was.

The safest place to discharge a firearm of any kind is at a firearms range which has the appropriate safety protocols in place.

No charges have yet been recommended against the three Kelowna men, but they could face a number of charges in relation to the use, transportation, storage and possession of the firearms.

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