Park closed as shots heard in Maple Ridge

A Maple Ridge park was shut down Tuesday night after police received two reports of gun shots being fired in a downtown neighbourhood.

  • Mar. 9, 2011 7:00 p.m.

A Maple Ridge park was shut down Tuesday night after police received two reports of gun shots being fired in a downtown neighbourhood.

The first call to Ridge Meadows RCMP reported shots near North Avenue and 225th Street around 10 p.m.

The next report was received 45 minutes later, near 116th Avenue at Brickwood Park.

Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said police received reports from several people who heard what they believed were gun shots.

Officers patrolled the neighbourhood, but found no one injured.

A police dog was brought in, but also failed to find evidence of shell casings or a human scent.

“The dog did not locate any person who we would consider a suspect or victim, nor did the dog locate anything that would confirm a firearm was discharged, such as a shell casing,” Dunlop said. “This is in addition to several of our general duty police officers searching the immediate, and surrounding areas, and interviewing multiple witnesses. Based on all of this, police were unable to confirm what was heard was in fact a firearm being discharged.”