Emergency personnel tend to a victim in the back of an ambulance following a shooting on Victor Street in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

WATCH: Shooting reported in downtown Chilliwack

RCMP spokesperson: ‘There is no indication that there is any risk to the public’

Mounties were on the scene Tuesday afternoon on Victor Street after a report of a shooting at or near a residence between Bole and Cleveland avenues.

At approximately 1 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP received a report of an individual suffering from a gunshot wound, according to spokesperson Staff. Sgt. Steve Vrolyk.

One patient was initially being set up for possible airlift, at Yale Road and Victor Street, but Vrolyk said that individual was instead transported to hospital. The patient was reportedly in critical condition.

Police had roads in the area blocked off while searching for a suspect with police dogs.

One witness said he saw two bullet holes in a two separate windows of the house on Victor Street.

Some schools in the area, like Chilliwack secondary (CSS) and Chilliwack middle, were briefly placed on hold and secure, but have since been lifted.

“There is no indication that there is any risk to the public,” Vrolyk said. “We have not asked any of the schools to lockdown at this point.”

A note was sent out by CSS principal Brian Fehlauer about the hold-and-secure. In part the note was to reassure students and parents the incident was in no way related to a social media threat issued on Sunday.

• READ MORE: Youth won’t be charged for posting gun photo, say Chilliwack RCMP

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RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

RCMP on scene of a shooting on Victor Street near Bole Avenue in Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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