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Battlefords RCMP respond to multiple firearm incidents

Battlefords RCMP responded to three firearm incidents in North Battleford on January 4th and 5th, one of which resulted in injuries.

Police responded to a complaint of multiple gunshots just after 5 A.M Thursday near homes on the 1900 block of St. Laurent Street. Residents observed that one of the windows had been broken. Further investigation found that the apartment was empty and no one was injured. RCMP are still investigating.

Shortly after midnight on Friday Battlefords RCMP was called to a firearms discharge at a home on the 1600 block of 107 Street. While investigating, police received reports of gunshots outside of a business on the 900 block of 101st Street, after a red van pulled into the parking lot of a building and fired at a silver car. Shots were also fired at the business and through a window. No one inside was injured.

One man from the silver car was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police arrested the lone driver of the red van later after a pursuit lead them to a rural location south of Battleford. Charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Battlefords RCMP says there have been multiple firearms incidents over the last week and while they do not believe the incidents are related, they are not considered random. Police are reminding residents to be vigilant of gang activity and crime in the city. Anyone with information about these or any other incidents is asked to contact Battlefords RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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