Attempted murder investigation underway
Prince George, General Investigation Services, Integrated Forensic Identification Services, 911 Police Dispatch, Police Dog Services
2020-01-15 08:21 PST
File # 2020-01566 / 01570
Just before 8:00 PM on Tuesday January 14th, 2020, the Prince George RCMP received a 9-1-1 report of multiple shots fired on Wiggins Place, off Moss Avenue in Prince George.
Frontline members attended and located multiple spent bullet casings on the road, but no victims. Neighbourhood inquiries were made and several other persons reported hearing gun shots. Two dark vehicles were observed fleeing the area following the shooting.
At approximately 8:15 PM, RCMP were notified that a 28 year old Prince George man attended the hospital with a single gunshot wound. The wound is not believed to be life threatening.
At about the same time, police received a report of a vehicle fire on Moyie Street, just a few blocks from the scene of the shooting. Investigators believe that the vehicle was deliberately set on fire and is associated to the shooting.
The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services Section are assisting with the investigation.
Investigators believe this incident was targeted and directly associated to the drug trade. Investigators have no reason to believe the general public is at risk. This investigation is continuing and is a priority for the Detachment.
Police are requesting the public’s help with this investigation. If you have any information about this serious Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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