Man killed in shooting at park

MARK NIELSEN Citizen staff



Glacier Media


A man in his twenties died in hospital after he was found last week in Connaught Hill Park suffering from a gunshot wound. Prince George RCMP said the man was found near the bottom of the blue staircase alongside Patricia Boulevard after police responded to a call of a possible shooting at about 5:15 p.m. on Nov. 14. “The investigation is in its early stages; however, police believe this was likely a targeted event,” Cpl. Jennifer Cooper said. The name of the victim has not been released. RCMP are asking anyone who may have information about the incident or who may have dash cam footage from the area at the time of the shooting to contact the detachment at 250-561-3300. Quote file number 2022-41090. It is the city’s fourth homicide of the year. The first occurred in January when a man who was found inside a home at the corner of Porter Avenue and Oak Street suffering from serious injuries later died in hospital. The second occurred in March when police were called to a report of a suspicious death at a 600-block Irwin Street home. The third occurred also in March when a man was shot to death behind an apartment building in the 1800-block of Spruce Street in what RCMP called a targeted attack.