Shortly after 4 a.m., SaultOnline was made aware of a heavy police presence in the central part of the city.
Upon arrival in the area of Pine and McNabb, several police vehicles could be seen in the 600-700 block of Pine Street.
A witness in the area said they heard 6-10 “rapid-fire gunshots.” A second individual we spoke with stated the shots woke he and his wife from a dead sleep.
Given our previous experience, the police response which included several members of the Emergency Services Unit, the Ballistics Armoured Tactical Transport, K9 and patrol officers is typical for a weapons call.
Police have taped off a significant section of Pine Street beside the Food Basics, including the North-East entrance to the Plaza.
There is no word on if anyone has been apprehended, or the status of any victims. We are awaiting a response from Sault Police Service sometime later today with more details.
Stay with SaultOnline as we continue to update this story throughout the day.