There is an attempted murder investigation underway in Prince George and local mounties believe the incident is directly associated with the drug trade.
On Jan. 14, RCMP in Prince George received a 9-1-1 report just before 8 am, of multiple shots fired on Wiggin Place, off Moss Avenue in the city, stated a Jan. 15 news release.
Multiple spent bullet casings were found on the road by frontline members, but there were no victims.
After neighbourhood inquiries, several other members of the public reported hearing gun shots and two dark vehicles were observed feeling the area following the incident.
After fifteen minutes from the first 9-1-1 call, police were notified that a 28-year-old Prince George male, attended the hospital with a single gunshot wound. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening, the release said.
Around the same time, police received a report of a vehicle ablaze on Moyie Street, just a few blocks from the scene of the shooting. Investigators believe the vehicle was deliberately set on fire and is associated to the shooting.
PG RCMP’s serious crime, forensic identification and police dog service sections are assisting with the investigation.
“Investigators believe this incident was targeted and directly associated to the drug trade,” said the release.
General public is not at risk, police said, adding the investigation is ongoing and a priority for the detachment.
Police are requesting the public’s help with the incident and are providing a cash reward to information that leads to an arrest.
If you have any information about this serious criminal offence, please contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300. You could also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.