A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

Traffic is once again flowing along Highway 97 after police gathering evidence investigating a death in downtown Quesnel appear to have finished.

Yellow police tape which prevented people from getting too close to the scene on Front Street has been taken down. A tent covering what appeared to be a pile of clothes has also been taken away, along with the clothes.

VIDEO: RCMP investigating suspicious death in downtown Quesnel Wednesday morning

RCMP were still blocking off the Riverwalk underneath the Fraser River Footbridge as of 1:30 p.m.

Traffic at points had backed up through Quesnel all the way up Dragon Lake Hill on Highway 97.

Police were first called to reports of shots fired around 3 a.m. on June 23 on the 200 block of Front Street, near the Cariboo Hotel. A 46-year-old man was transported to hospital where he died from his injuries.

RCMP ask anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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