Loaded assault-style rifle present in tent bag in Strathcona neighbourhood

A loaded semi-automatic, assault-style rifle that any person left in a bag in a residential laneway not from Strathcona Park  is triggering fears in a neighbourhood already on edge due to the close by tent metropolis that is sprung up since spring.

Vancouver police say the gun was discovered Thursday in an outsized tent bag by a building employee round 9:30 a.m., in a lane or alley close to Prior Road and Heatley Avenue, not removed from the west finish of Strathcona Park.

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When Deputy Chief Howard Chow of the Vancouver Police Division tweeted out a photograph of the gun on Tuesday, it instantly attracted consideration and a few worry on-line that the gun might have turned up within the close by tent metropolis.

Nonetheless, Tania Visintin of the Vancouver Police Division mentioned the gun was not discovered within the park itself.

Police described the bag as an outsized tent bag {that a} tent might be folded or collapsed into.

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Visintin mentioned that the gun’s serial quantity had been eliminated so a forensic group is swabbing the firearm for fingerprints.

“It is making it fairly tough,” mentioned Visintin.

Police are additionally reviewing safety digicam footage from the realm to attempt to observe down who left the bag behind with such harmful contents inside.

Nonetheless, police confirmed the gun is not a restricted weapon in Canada.

“It does pose a danger. That is why our members received concerned.”

Strathcona Park is the location of Vancouver’s latest tent metropolis, after tents at Oppenheimer Park and Crab Park have been dismantled within the spring. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

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