Correction: This report initially stated that the gun was found in the Doon neighbourhood of Kitchener, when in fact it was found in Rosemount. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Waterloo Regional Police say a loaded handgun was found under a tree in a park in the Rosemount neighbourhood of Kitchener on Thursday night.
Police say an area resident reported seeing the handgun under a tree in the park near Manchester Road shortly after 7 p.m. before officers arrived to find it.
They did not indicate where the gun came from but said their drugs and firearms unit is investigating the matter.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.