Police say they are working to figure out how a bag containing a loaded handgun was left along the side of Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst last weekend.
According to police, a passerby called Mounties just before 1 p.m. on Saturday to report the find, which was made in the 2500-block of Tranquille Road.
“The suspected firearm was loaded and other ammunition was present,” RCMP Cpl. Crystal Evelyn said in a news release.
Evelyn said the Kamloops RCMP detachment’s forensic identification unit is assisting with the investigation.
Anyone with information or video is asked to contact police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.