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Report of shots fired leads to arrests, seizure of BB guns

Police responding to the report found multiple handguns and a long gun lying on a bed, but determined the weapons were all BB guns
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Weapons found in an apartment in the 4700-block of Uplands Drive in Nanaimo proved to be BB guns. VIA NANAIMO RCMP

A report of shots fired in an apartment in Nanaimo early Monday led to a large police presence and the seizure of five BB guns.

Nanaimo RCMP were alerted about 2:20 a.m. after shots were reported in the 4700-block of Uplands Drive.

A woman who opened the unit’s door when police arrived was arrested and removed from the scene.

Officers entered and arrested three other adults inside.

Police located multiple handguns and a long gun lying on a bed. On closer inspection, they determined the weapons were all BB guns.

Officers concluded no shots were actually fired, but the BB-guns were seized to prevent any further incidents and will be destroyed, police said.

All those arrested were released without charge.

jbell@timescolonist.com