Suspect Arrested in Highway Transport Shootings
Prince George, B.C. – The RCMP have confirmed a suspect has been arrested in connection with a string of shootings at semis along Highways 16 and 97.
Acting on a tip from the public, the suspect vehicle was located in Chilliwack, and police there arrested one person who remains in police custody.
Earlier today, North District RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson advised that several semis had been the target of shootings over an 8 hour period. At that time, the RCMP were asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect vehicle which was described as:
2009 Dodge Caliber
Described as “dirty”
Ontario license plate: CAVM918
Cpl Saunderson said that between 8:30 pm on Friday March 24th and 2:45 am on Saturday March 25th, North District RCMP received numerous calls of a vehicle on Hwy 97, shooting out radiators and windows of semi-tractor trailers which were being driven when shot at.
Reports of shots fired at semi-trucks were received near Houston, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and 100 Mile House.
There have been no reported injuries to date.