CORNER BROOK The victim of a shooting in Prince George, British Columbia on Thursday is believed to be a former resident of Corner Brook.
The RCMP in Prince George would not give any detail on the 39-year-old man’s past and would only tell The Western Star that he is a current resident of Prince George.
The police received a report from a member of the public at around 3:21 p.m. Thursday that he had located an injured man in the driveway of a residence located on Northwood Pulpmill Road in Prince George.
When they responded, RCMP members from the Prince George and North District detachments found the man with apparent gunshot wounds.
He was transported by ambulance to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. for treatment.
The scene was secured and investigators began to collect evidence. A thorough search of the area was conducted by a police service dog and handler, but no suspect or suspects were located.
The victim underwent surgery and was recovering in critical condition as of Friday, but was expected to survive.
One news source was reporting Friday the man had multiple gunshot wounds to his legs and his arm.
Both the victim and the property are known to police, said the RCMP. According to a police statement issued Friday, the victim was not co-operating with investigators.
Although no suspects have been identified, police said they were confident this was a targeted attack.
The Prince George RCMP were still in control of the property Friday afternoon and said they will continue to investigate this serious criminal offence as a priority.
Investigators are requesting that anyone with information about this incident, to please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS (8477), online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637), using keyword “pgtips.”