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Attempted murder investigation underway

Prince George RCMP are investigating a suspected attempted murder in the city.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday police received a 9-1-1 report of multiple shots fired on Wiggins Place, off Moss Avenue in Prince George.

Officers attended and located multiple spent bullet casings on the road, but no victims.  Neighbourhood inquiries were made and several other people reported hearing gun shots.  Two dark-coloured vehicles were observed fleeing the area following the shooting.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., RCMP were notified that a 28-year-old Prince George man checked in to the hospital with a single gunshot wound.  The wound is not believed to be life threatening.

At about the same time, police received a report of a vehicle fire on Moyie Street, just a few blocks from the scene of the shooting.  Investigators believe that the vehicle was deliberately set on fire and is associated to the shooting.

The Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Service Section are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators believe this incident was targeted and directly associated to the drug trade.  Investigators have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.  This investigation is continuing and is a priority for the detachment.

Police are requesting the public’s help with this investigation.  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 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  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.

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