BY BILL PHILLIPS
Two men are dead and one more is in hospital following an early morning targeted shooting near the intersection of Foothills Boulevard and North Nechako Road.
Police say they responded to report of shots fired at about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Officers attended and located a vehicle with three men inside. Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene and one was taken to hospital for treatment of what’s believed to be non-life threatening injuries as a result of being shot.
The vehicle was about halfway between the Otway Drive underpass and North Nechako Drive. RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass said it’s too early in the investigation to say whether the vehicle was moving or parked when the shooting occurred.
“A lot of information is coming in and we’re trying to determine what is fact,” he said. “We are trying to ascertain everybody who was involved.”
The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section have been called in to investigate. Although the investigation is in its beginning stages, police believe this incident to be a targeted attack.
As a result of this homicide, police have closed Foothills Boulevard from North Nechako Road to the Otway Road Overpass. This stretch of road is expected to be closed for several hours and is necessary to gather evidence from the scene. All road users will be directed to an alternate route. Please avoid this area if at all possible.
“If anybody knows anything about this incident, we’re asking them to call us,” Douglass said. “We do believe this was a targeted attack and that the general public is not at risk.”
If you have any information about this homicide or those responsible, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”. 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 of up to $2000.