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Fatal Shooting at Ospika and Forest – Update

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Prince George, B.C. – There was a fatal shooting in Prince George last night.

Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass confirms it happened at 11:20 p.m. in the driveway of a home at the corner of Ospika Boulevard and Forest Avenue.

He says the victim was a 30-year-old male and says the RCMP’s Major Crime Section has been called in to lead the investigation with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Service.

There are no suspects in custody though police believe the shooting was targeted with links to the drug trade.

Investigators are asking anyone with private or commercial exterior video surveillance of the area, to contact the Prince George Detachment.

This follows a targeted shooting on Freeman Street last Friday night.


No one was killed in that incident though a stray bullet narrowly missed a neighbouring family.

Douglass says it’s too soon to know whether or not the shootings were related.


All drugs should be legal, regulated and restricted to adults. Ending this pitiful American propaganda war on drugs farce. Drug addicts shouldn’t be criminalized.

Condolences to the victim’s family.

So close to the school..at least it happened late at night..

2 shootings in a week…

Changeit………..you must be a crackie.

    Obviously ImFrank,you must be very uninformed. I suggest you spend some time reading.

Lets try my comment again, this time without 250news deleting it, the level of discussion needs to be higher than calling someone a “crackie”.

12 years after Portugal decriminalized drugs, the death rate from overdoses dropped significantly to the second lowest in European countries, just 3 deaths per million compared to the relatively high death rates of 70 per million for Sweden and Norway. Drug use among youth after decriminalization in Portugal actually fell, while drug use among adults remained the same.

“Perhaps more significantly, the report notes that the use of “legal highs” — like so-called “synthetic” marijuana, “bath salts” and the like — is lower in Portugal than in any of the other countries for which reliable data exists. This makes a lot of intuitive sense: why bother with fake weed or dangerous designer drugs when you can get the real stuff?”

www .washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/06/05/why-hardly-anyone-dies-from-a-drug-overdose-in-portugal/

Despite all the “evidence” presented, the right-wing “conservatives” nay sayers will again respond with their jobs and economy cures all response, all the while the death rate from these “targeted shootings” and the sky rocketing fatal drug overdoses in BC will continue unabated.

    Putting logic and price /cost analysis ahead of ideology is so uncanadian .

payback for 8th and freeman?

A couple links to Portugal’s drug policy. Decimalized but not legalized and depends on amounts in possession.

ht tp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/portugal-drug-decriminalization/

ht tp://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/evaluating-drug-decriminalization-in-portugal-12-years-later-a-891060.html

Get rich or die trying

so sad there second one mist , there would have been two less..

    I have never done this before but I really couldn’t help myself. THEIR and MISSED. Schooling can go a long way

      Do you happen to be a teacher?

I don’t smoke pot and never have but I don’t understand how something that grows is illegal. It is not like the other hard drugs that have to be manufactured with chemicals etc..

Can’t blame people for thinking that way. Cops shows for years pushing war on drugs. Terrible how it brain washed a whole generation into believing in criminalizing drugs will help solve anything.

    You can blame Ronald Reagan for that

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