Man arrested after shots fired in Bella Coola, 2 injured

Bella Coola

2021-08-13 10:50 PDT

On August 11th just after 9p.m., the Bella Coola RCMP was contacted after an incident involving a firearm where two people were injured.

RCMP Frontline members attended the local hospital and spoke with a group of people who indicated that they had approached what they thought was an abandoned property.

As they approached, an individual exited a cabin on the property. They left the area without any incident or confrontation. A short distance away that same individual exited from behind some bushes brandishing a firearm. He then fired it at their vehicle, striking it and injuring two people inside it.
Members of the Prince George RCMP Emergency Response Team were contacted for assistance, attended Bella Coola and were instrumental in the safe arrest of the suspect.

The victims of this incident were able to give an accurate description of what happened. Based on their statements, the local members were quickly able to identify a suspect states Sergeant Chris Manseau, RCMP media relations officer Because of this, the suspect was located a short time later, and taken into custody without incident

Members of the RCMP will remain at the rural property while a search warrant is executed. The suspect remains in RCMP custody at this time.

The Bella Coola RCMP believe this is an isolated incident, and there is no threat to the public Manseau added.

The Bella Coola RCMP ask anyone with first hand information regarding this incident to please contact the Bella Coola RCMP Detachment at (250) 799-5363

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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