Update #3: Police incident at Ocean Centre Mall

Prince Rupert

2022-11-22 13:13 HNP

Dossier nº 2022-8301

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The Prince Rupert RCMP is providing the public with an update on the incident that occurred on
Monday, November 21st, 2022:

The police investigation has determined that at approximately 8:30 AM a 44-year-old man entered the mall in the 200 block of 3rd Ave West with a firearm. The male shot a 52-year-old female and then turned the gun on himself. Despite the lifesaving measures of first responders the woman succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The man was transported to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital with life threatening where he also succumbed to his injuries. The man and woman were known to each other, the preliminary findings found that the incident was isolated and there are no outstanding suspects at this time. 

"At this time the investigation is still ongoing and the RCMP are working closely with several partner agencies to advance the investigation." Cst. Hemrich stated, Additional resources such as Major Crime, Regional GIS and a Trauma Support team are in Prince Rupert to assist the team. At this time collection of evidence at the scene has been completed and the Ocean Centre Mall has been released back to management."

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of everyone effected by this tragedy as Prince Rupert is a tight knit community and this event has taken a toll on everyone
, stated S/Sgt.Jagdev Uppal.

The RCMP is still seeking any potential witnesses to come forward to help us with our investigation. If you have information to provide please contact the RCMP at 250-624-2136.

If you are in need of help or someone to talk to please call the Prince Rupert Victim Services at 250-
627-7779 or you can call Victim Link BC at 1-800-563-0808.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Brody Hemrich

Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
D├ętachement de Prince Rupert

Courriel : Brody.Hemrich@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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