KELOWNA – A heavy police response today in a Kelowna neighborhood after reports of shots fired turned out to be a false alarm.
The call came in just after 1:00 P.M. Police quickly surrounded a home in the 13-hundred block of Glenmore Drive and blocked off that section of road for public safety reasons.
The house is well known to police. Officers called seven people out from inside the house before entering the residence.
No one was found to be injured although at least one firearm was seized along with other weapons.
In total, eight people were arrested but five men and two women won’t face any charges related to the investigation and have since been released.
One man from inside the residence was found to be wanted on an unrelated, outstanding warrant and will be released for Court at a later date.
Another man faces possible firearms charges pending further investigation.
As police were on scene, investigators were able to determine that the shots that had been fired came from a starter pistol at the golf course across the road.
The pistol fires blanks that are used as a part of efforts to clear geese from the property and pose no threat to the public.