Gun violence appears to be back on the radar of the Prince George RCMP.
According to Mounties, a second shooting took place early this morning (Oct. 8) on the same street in the Heritage area where police responded less than three weeks ago connected to the ongoing drug-trade investigation between two rival groups.
Around 12:30 a.m., reports of shots fired were called in to RCMP near Bellos Street, where it was confirmed following an investigation that included a Police Dog Service team.
The incident is believed to be targeted as the suspects fled before police arrived on scene and three adults inside a home were not injured.
On Sept. 21 before 11 p.m., Prince George RCMP discovered firearm-related damage to a Bellos Street residence after responding to reports of shots fired
No injuries were also reported at the time.
“Both of these incidents are believed to be targeted attacks associated to two rival groups involved in the drug trade,” explains Cpl. Craig Douglass in a release.
“The Prince George RCMP is committed to aggressively targeting those responsible for causing harm through drug trafficking and its associated violence in our community.”
In late September, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) was called in to take care of the recent violence in the city.
At the time, at the conclusion of its partnership with the CFSEU-BC, police had said the violence and disputes were diminished.
Anyone with more information regarding the drug trade or related violence is encouraged to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online to www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.