Gun Violence Continues – Update
Prince George, B.C. – One person was injured and another five arrested in relation to another targeted shooting in Prince George this morning.
RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says the latest incident occurred at around 12:20 a.m. at a residence on Gould Crescent, off Ospika Boulevard.
He says once police arrived they arrested five people and sent a 26-year-old man to hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury “that was not a result of a gunshot wound.”
Mounties believe that this was a home invasion and that more than one person fled the area before police arrived on scene.
The RCMP’s Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section and Dog Service Section are all involved in the investigation.
Due to the need for public safety, Douglass says the Prince George RCMP have also requested assistance from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C.
“The Prince George RCMP are concerned about the recent incidents that have taken place within a relatively small area of our community,” he says. “These incidents have been targeted towards known individuals in the drug trade. Although the motives for these incidents are still under investigation, they appear to be conflicts centered around illegal activities.”
Douglass adds the focus will not only be to determine who is involved in these crimes but why.
“These violent acts are completely intolerable and all available police assets at the Prince George Municipal Detachment will be utilized to combat and target those involved.”
Anyone with information about this latest incident is asked to call police.
This morning’s shooting happened right around the corner from another shooting on Forest Avenue last week which left a 33-year-old man dead.
Bullets from another shooting earlier this month on Freeman Street just narrowly missed an innocent neighbouring family.
No word yet from police on whether or not all three incidents were related.