Some people in Sydney Mines, N.S., say they woke to the sound of gun shots early Tuesday morning.

Cape Breton Regional Police arrested three men in a “high-risk takedown” after shots were allegedly fired near a home.

“I called the police right away,” said Dorothy Bersuk. “I was terrified. I live alone on the ground floor.”

Bobby Young lives nearby; he too was woken up by the noise.

“I heard squealing of the tires and arguing,” Young said.

Cape Breton Regional Police say they received a call about the incident around 3 a.m.

They responded and officers spotted a Dodge Ram truck speed through an intersection.

Police followed the vehicle and, while they were in pursuit, received reports that shots had been heard on Main Street and that a vehicle matching the truck’s description had fled the scene.

A truck and the individuals inside were apprehended a short time later near Highway 125.

“I mean, it's crazy around here, really it is,” said Bersuk. “But that's the first time I ever heard a gun go off.”

Police would not release any more information, only saying that they were still trying to confirm details.

The area where the incident occurred is heavily populated and includes businesses, a school, and a senior’s complex.

“It's a scary world,” said Lynn Gillam, who lives in the senior complex.

She says she has her doors locked at all times.

“I'm scared now. Really scared. I'm shocked.”

Police have not released the names of the individuals involved or their ages. The driver and two passengers were arrested at the scene. They remain in custody.

They say nobody was hurt and are treating the incident as isolated.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Kyle Moore.