Police investigate Prince George shooting

By CKPG News
April 29, 2016 - 12:47pm

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Prince George

Shortly after midnight, RCMP received a call about a shooting at the intersection of 17th and Spruce Street.

Officers found a man suffering from what appeared to be at least a single gunshot wound. The man was taken to hospital for treatment.

It is one of a string of crimes, some petty, others not, in that area of the city. Police call this latest incident a “targeted” crime, though won’t say it is gang-related.

“We don’t have gang issues here in Prince George, despite what others say. We have issues related to the drug trade, which are controlled by organization crime groups and even gangs outside of this community,” says Corporal Craig Douglass of the Prince George RCMP. “In this situation, it’s too early to say what the motive is. Again, we’re still looking for a suspects or suspects. Those things will, hopefully, come to our attention throughout this investigation.”

Long-time advocate for the VLA, Lee Stewart says matters have vastly improved in his neighbourhood in recent months. He attributes the problem to a small cluster of trouble-makers. He also praises the RCMP for their efforts to clean out the problem from the neighbourhood.

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