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Man found shot near Connaught Hill Park dies in hospital

Prince George RCMP are investigating a possible shooting at Connaught Hill Park.

Police officers attended the area at about 5:15 p.m. Monday and located a man in his 20s near the bottom of the blue stairwell who was suffering from a gunshot wound. B.C. Emergency Health Services transported the victim to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

“The investigation is in its early stages; however, police believe this was likely a targeted event,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP. “Investigators with Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit are now looking to speak to anyone who may have information about the incident or who may have dash cam footage from the area at the time the shooting was reported. If anyone has information about this incident they can call the non-emergency line at 250-561-3300 to speak with an investigator. Please quote fie number 2022-41090.”

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this or any other 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 (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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