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Man in Richmond opened fire into field Wednesday violating hunting rules

Last Updated Nov 11, 2020 at 7:02 pm PDT

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Summary

Mounties have seized a man's firearms after he opened fire into a field to shoot at birds

The incident happened on Steveston Highway, near Number 4 Road

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — After someone was caught firing a gun from his home into a field Wednesday morning, Richmond RCMP says they are thankful no one was hurt.

Around 10:15, Mounties made their way to Steveston Highway, near Number 4 Road, because of reports of a man appearing to be shooting at birds.

“While this residence is located within a zone where hunting is permitted, numerous hunting violations were observed,” a release from the RCMP reads.

“During the subsequent investigation, a number of firearms were seized under the Criminal Code of Canada for alleged firearms violations, including careless storage.”

Corporal Adriana Peralta told NEWS 1130, while it’s fortunate that no one was injured, she is reminding people using firearms to brush up on gun safety.

“It’s extremely important for anyone that is using a firearm to ensure that they are aware of their surroundings as well as the hunting permits that are required for that area,” she said.

Peralta says charges are pending, and Mounties are now revealing more information.