Armed police in Welcome Bay
UPDATED 8.30PM: Armed police are still in Welcome Bay this evening following reports of gunshots being heard in the area.
"Police received a report of what sounded like a firearm being discharged in the Welcome Bay area about 5.50pm," says a police spokesperson.
"They are currently making enquiries into the circumstances, some of them may be armed as a precaution but there are no AOS staff present currently."
Police have been positioned on Osprey and Waitaha roads.
Armed police have been spotted in Welcome Bay this evening.
Several people have contacted SunLive to say there are a number of armed officers near Osprey and Waitaha roads,
A reporter in the area says cordons are in place at that intersection.
"There are heaps of people looking around outside.
"Traffic is being turned around."
SunLive has contacted police for more information and will update this story as soon as we have something more.