It appears some people shooting targets in Hanmer yesterday are to blame for reports of gunshots near St. Anne Catholic Elementary School on Dec. 17.
Late Thursday afternoon, reports of the sound of gunshots near St. Anne School began trickling out on social media. Officers were dispatched to the area to both canvass the neighbourhood to find the source of the gunshot reports and to help school staff load children onto buses for home. Officers remained on scene while guardians picked up their children from the daycare centre as well.
GSPS officers also shut down Capreol Road from Côté Boulevard to MR84.
Police quickly determined there was no threat to the school.
This morning, Greater Sudbury Police tweeted that officers located shell casings and items used for target practice outside a residence yesterday while investigating reports of gunshots in the community.
“Officers spoke with people from the residence and located a firearm inside the home,” GSPS tweeted this morning.
The gun and casings were seized by police.
No charges have been laid at this time, but the investigation is continuing, police said.