Teen in custody after shots fired at Riverview home
RIVERVIEW, N.B. – For the second time in less than two weeks, a Riverview, N.B., neighbourhood has been shaken by gunfire.
Police tape surrounded a home on Wilson Road hours after it was hit in a drive-by shooting.
"There were several gunshots in succession -- maybe about half a dozen gun shots," said neighbour Riaz Akhtar.
Codiac RCMP say they responded to a report of shots fired just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Police say there were four people inside the home at the time, but no one was injured.
"It's usually a very quiet neighbourhood," said Kayla Bernard. "Yesterday seemed to throw everything up and it wasn't so quiet anymore."
Wednesday night's call to the house wasn't the first for RCMP.
Police say there were at the house earlier in the day as well, but wouldn't say why.
"When I pulled up, they said that they were looking for someone in a car like mine, so I kinda got swarmed by the cops as well as backup," Bernard said. "But they were standing outside yesterday in their armour, fully geared up; not sure what they were looking for."
RCMP say a 17-year old boy was arrested in connection with the shooting and taken to hospital for a "wellness check" where he now remains in police custody.
Police wouldn't reveal the exact relation, but did say the teen knew at least one of the people who live in the targeted home.
"They've been here several years and I've spoken to them on and off but they seem nice enough," Akhtar said."I have no reason to suspect any kind of criminal activity."
Judy Mann, who lives next door, says many families live on the street.
"It's a bit scary," Mann said. "I think for the real little ones it's not too bad. My grandkids are 12 and 15 so they are out a bit later, but normally around that time they are in the house, but it's still scary."
Police say the investigation is continuing and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Codiac Regional RCMP, or Crimestoppers.