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UPDATED… Ongoing police incident in Willow River…

UPDATE: Police are continuing to investigate following a shooting that took place early this morning in Prince George.

On Thursday January 16, 2020 at approximately 1:30 AM, the Prince George RCMP received a report of two persons that attended the hospital with injuries consistent with being shot. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Frontline officers attended the hospital and spoke to the victims. Investigation led officers to believe that the victims were shot by someone known to them on the 3100 block of Westwood Drive in Prince George. The scene was secured and evidence gathered.

While patrolling for the suspect, officers observed the man in a large SUV and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and fled the area.

Due to weather and road conditions, and in order to best ensure public safety, officers discontinued pursuit of the suspect. Through further investigation, frontline officers located the suspect vehicle parked outside a residence in the small community of Willow River, just east of Prince George.

The Prince George RCMP’s Police Dog Services Unit and the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team were called out to assist.

Later this morning, four adult females and six adult males were taken into custody without incident. The suspect was not among them.

Although the motive of this attack has yet to be confirmed, investigators believe that the suspect and victims are known to each other and this is a targeted attack.

The Prince George RCMP do not believe this incident is associated to the attempted murder that occurred on Tuesday January 14 in Prince George.

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.

—Original story..

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Early this morning, the Prince George RCMP entered into an investigation concerning public safety at a home in Willow River.

The investigation led officers to a residence in the community, just east of Prince George. The Detachment’s Police Dog Services Unit and the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (provincial) have been called in to assist.

Police have surrounded a residence and are attempting to have occupants of the house exit without incident. The public is asked to avoid the area.

More details will be released when they come available.

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