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B.C. mall shooting: 1 dead, 1 critically injured in Prince Rupert


A taking pictures that left a lady useless and a person critically injured at a mall in Prince Rupert, B.C., is being described by police as an “secluded incident.”

Officers who arrived on scene on the Ocean Centre Mall round 8:30 a.m. “shortly decided that it was not an lively shooter scenario,” in response to a press release from native Mounties.

“The suspect, a 44-year-old man, is believed to have shot the sufferer, a 52-year-old girl, earlier than making an attempt to take his personal life. The two people had been recognized to one another,” Prince Rupert RCMP mentioned in a information launch.

“The girl was pronounced useless on scene and the person was transported to the native hospital.”

Authorities mentioned there isn’t any ongoing risk to public security however that the mall will stay closed whereas their investigation is underway.

A close-by fuel station attendant described listening to a commotion, (*1*)

The mayor of Prince Rupert mentioned the taking pictures was “actually tragic” and that helps can be found for anybody in the small neighborhood who might have them.

Mayor Herb Pond mentioned his workplace, situated close to the scene, was locked down for about 90 minutes with individuals being informed to not go away.

“When you get the phrase that this can be a actually tragic incident it is overwhelming. Quite a lot of our workers know at the very least a number of the people concerned. There’s some overlap. So we’re providing counselling to our individuals,” he mentioned.

Pond inspired residents who felt affected by the incident to hunt out assets.

“So be sure to attain out and get the enable you want. (There’s) nothing incorrect with getting assist,” he mentioned.

The Ocean Centre Mall is described as an workplace constructing, with a restaurant, financial institution, daycare and various highschool.

Eryn Collins, a spokeswoman with the Northern Health authority, mentioned their Prince Rupert well being unit is in the mall, however the incident didn’t happen in the ability.

She mentioned the places of work have been closed till additional discover and shoppers who’ve appointments have been knowledgeable.

Premier David Eby started his information convention on housing Monday by expressing his concern in regards to the incident.

“I perceive there’s a very severe police-involved incident in Prince Rupert this morning that sounds extremely troubling and that our ideas and positively our hearts exit to everyone affected by that incident this morning,” he mentioned.

The MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Taylor Bachrach, mentioned he was “shocked and saddened” by the information.

“My ideas are with the family members of these harmed, native first responders and all these affected,” he mentioned on Twitter.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 21, 2022.

With recordsdata from CTV News Vancouver’s St. John Alexander and Lisa Steacy



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