Mounties interviewed four woman found inside a house with suspected guns in west Maple Ridge Tuesday evening.
General duty officers, members of the RCMP canine unit, and the emergency response team were all deployed to a home on the southeast corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and Rosewood just before 6 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Police received reports that two men entered the home with a handgun, RCMP watch commander Cpl. Kim Bruce told The TIMES.
So, guns drawn, Mounties surrounded the home - the site of a previous shooting back in November 2011.
Less than an hour later, the incident was resolved, as police determined the women inside were safe and they were taken in for questioning, Bruce explained.
There seems to be a discrepancies in the time, however, between when the men reportedly entered the local house with a possible gun and when police cleared the bungalow.
There were no men in the house when police entered, Bruce confirmed.
"Where did the guys go?" she questioned.
Officers blocked off part of Dewdney Trunk Road and Rosewood to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for a short time, until incident commander Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. C. Gosselin was able to give the all clear.
"We're confident there's no risk to the public," he said, after ordering some of the officers on scene to stand down.
It was confirmed there was no imminent danger, Bruce noted later. But the investigation is continuing.
Thursday morning, local Mounties were reporting the incident involved an alleged robbery of cash, jewelry, and electronics. No arrests had been made Wednesday morning.
This is the same address where a 29-year-old man was shot and subsequently airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries almost two years ago.
Police alleged at the time it was not a random incident, and that the shooting might have been linked to the drug trade.
Ryan Verne Gilpin later turned himself into police and was charged with attempted murder with a firearm following the incident. It's unclear at this point if that court case has been concluded, or if those involved in the 2011 incident had anything to do with Wednesday's incident at the Maple Ridge home.
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