3 arrested for firing live ammunition in Burnaby’s Confederation Park

Police outside Burnaby's Confederation Park Wednesday night in response to multiple shots fired. Global News

A nighttime target practice session led to three arrests in North Burnaby on Wednesday night.

Burnaby RCMP were called to Confederation Park around 8:40 p.m. after receiving numerous reports of shots fired in the area.

When officers arrived, they found two men and a woman firing shots at a homemade target and into Burrard Inlet.

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Police arrested the trio, who are all in their early twenties and are now facing weapons charges.

They also seized a .22-calibre rifle along with ammunition and the target.

There were no reports of injuries.

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Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Ken Moe said a police dog team searched the area for any other people who may have been involved.

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Neighbours in the area told Global News they heard multiple shots, followed by screams after police arrived.

“I heard a woman screaming, and then a bunch of male voice who I assumed were cops yelling, ‘Get on the ground, get on the ground,'” Tina Beads said.

The outskirts of the park looked like “a scene from a movie,” she added.

The three people arrested are not known to police, and officers don’t believe there’s any risk to the public.

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