Police are asking for witnesses to come forward following a targeted shooting that took place in Prince George Friday afternoon.
On Friday, April 5 at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Prince George RCMP received multiple reports of gun shots on the 2200 block of Quince Street in Prince George.
Front-line officers attended the area immediately.
Investigation led officers to believe that an altercation between two groups of people who are known to each other occurred in the alley to the west of Quince Street, according to a press release from the Prince George RCMP.
Bear spray was deployed during the altercation, followed by multiple gun shots. All the people fled the scene, according to the release.
One of the four suspects was arrested nearby, and the lone victim was located in a black SUV a short time later. The adult male victim was suffering from a single, non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to hospital for treatment.
“This incident was a targeted attack between persons known to each other and was associated to the drug trade,” police say in the press release. “Investigators believe that there were persons in the immediate area that witnessed this incident. Those persons are being asked to come forward and contact police. RCMP are also requesting the public’s help to locate three other male suspects believed to be involved in this shooting.”
Anyone who has any information about this altercation or the people involved is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.