The 911 calls began coming in fast and furious after Willowbrook residents saw two young men running around firing guns in a family-friendly park behind Superstore on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
“Around 3:30 p.m., we started getting calls about two people firing off handguns wildly in the park that is occupied by families,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.
“Obviously this is a big concern for police and requires an immediate and large response.”
When police arrived at the park at 198 Street and 64 Avenue, they found two Langley teens, aged 18 and 16, with pistol-type pellet guns that resembled real firearms, said Largy.
“The pellet guns were seized and destroyed,” she said.
The young men aren’t facing any charges but were given a strong warning about the danger the weapons posed to themselves and others. Police are unable to tell if guns are real or fake when they first encounter them, so officers must consider the suspects to be armed and dangerous.
The situation can turn quickly and puts everybody’s lives at risk, said police.