Three men with a loaded handgun arrested outside a Metro Vancouver elementary school

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Three young adult males are in custody after being allegedly found with a gun in front of a Burnaby elementary school.

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On Tuesday night at about 7:09 p.m., a concerned citizen reported that at least two persons were parked in a vehicle at Cameron Elementary School and were possibly passing a firearm back and forth.

Burnaby RCMP, Metro Vancouver Transit Police and the Integrated Police Dog Services attended and “were able to take three young adult males into custody without incident after covertly clearing the school grounds of members of the public. None of the persons taken into custody were previously known to police,” said a police news release.

“A loaded handgun that appears to be illegal to possess in Canada was seized.”

Police are investigating and trying to determine how the men came into possession of the gun.

Anyone who has information, dash cam or other video regarding this incident and has not already spoken to police are encouraged to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2019-25559.