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Cyclist shot, police seek public help

A bullet also struck the cyclist bike as he rode along highway 1 during the Cache Creek 600 June 1, 2014.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP
June 03, 2014 - 10:30 AM

LYTTON - Police are looking to the public to help find the person who shot a cyclist on Highway 1, three kilometers south of Spences Bridge Sunday.

The seemingly random shooting happened at about 1 a.m. June 1. The cyclist was participating in the Cache Creek 600, a two-day cycling marathon from Pitt Meadows to Cache Creek that began at 7 a.m. Saturday morning, according to B.C. Randonneurs Cycling Club's website.

RCMP say someone apparently fired several shots at a 59-year-old Burnaby man riding south along the highway. The cyclist and the bike were each hit once. It's believed the suspect then fled in a pickup truck.

The cyclist's injuries were serious, but non-life-threatening. He was found shortly after by other cyclists participating in the event. He was taken to hospital. He has been released.

The investigation continues and Mounties hope someone witnessed the event or knows who may be responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Lytton RCMP at 250-455-2225 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A cyclist riding in the Cache Creek 600 was shot overnight June 1, 2014 while riding near Spences Bridge.
A cyclist riding in the Cache Creek 600 was shot overnight June 1, 2014 while riding near Spences Bridge.
Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

 

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