Monday, January 31, 2022

RCMP outline details to shots fired call in Prince Rupert from Saturday

The Prince Rupert RCMP have provided some background to a shots fire call from Saturday evening, noting of their attendance to an apartment building in the 800 block of Sixth Avenue East.

On January 29, 2022 at approximately 10:00pm, the Prince Rupert RCMP received a report of a shot fired inside an apartment building in the 800-block of 6th Ave E. Due to the high-risk nature of the call, police attended rapidly and set up containment around the building. 

The occupants of the surrounding units were evacuated and a safety plan was established to enter the unit where the shot originated. 

No one was inside when police entered which means the unit was vacated prior to police arrival. 

The bullet shot was found to have gone through multiple walls into the next door unit which was occupied. 

Thankfully, no one was injured and support from Victim Services was provided on scene to address the traumatic event the residents went through. 

Towards the incident, the RCMP also shared further details on who they are looking for related to the incident.

 "There is no indication that this was a targeted event, however, the investigation is ongoing and any information from the public can be helpful. We believe that there were 3 people present in the residence where the shot originated, 2 men and 1 woman, and we are looking to identify and speak to them." -- Cst. LETNES of the Prince Rupert RCMP, lead investigator assigned to the file.

Should you have any information related to the case file you are asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8447) 

More items of interest related to the work of Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be explored through our archive page.

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