Two Suffer Life-threatening Injuries in Attack
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George RCMP are investigating an aggravated assault that sent two people to University Hospital of Northern BC with serious injuries early this morning.
Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says that at approximately 1:40 AM, the police were called to a report of a disturbance near the corner of Oak Street and Porter Avenue. Officers responded and found two people who had suffered serious injuries from an apparent assault. The adult male and adult female were transported to hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
An adult male suspect was located and arrested near the scene.
The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section has been called in to lead the investigation. Oak Street, from Porter Avenue to Strathcona Avenue, is behind police crime scene tape and is blocked to all traffic. Sgt Todd Wilson with Serious Crime says investigators will be on scene until this afternoon. One of the tools they’re using is a drone (right), which is being flown over the area in the search for evidence.
Cpl Douglass says all indications are that all the people involved know each other and that this was a targeted attack as a result of a disagreement.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.