RCMP manhunt underway in Chemainus for suspect

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were on a manhunt for a suspect in Chemainus early Friday evening after reports of shots being fired.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were on a manhunt for a suspect in Chemainus early Friday evening after reports of shots being fired.

A heavy police presence, including as many as a dozen marked and unmarked vehicles and officers in camouflage with guns drawn,  were parked along a stretch of Chemainus Road.

Police on scene at around 5:30 p.m. could not update the Chronicle about the incident and said to leave the area due to safety because it was an “active situation.”

There had been no updates from police as of 10 p.m.

More to come as details become available.

 

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