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Man sent to hospital with bullet wound after bizarre string of B.C. shootings

The driver of this vehicle was arrested for several suspected shootings between the Cariboo and Lower Mainland over the weekend.
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March 27, 2017 - 3:29 PM

PRINCE GEORGE – RCMP say the man arrested over the weekend for shooting at moving vehicles between the Cariboo and Lower Mainland also shot a Chilliwack man before he was arrested.

Between 8:30 p.m. on March 24 and midafternoon the next day, RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired from a moving 2009 Dodge Caliber with Ontario licence plates.

“The suspect shot radiators and windows out of semi-tractor trailers while in a moving vehicle,” a media release said.

Now police say the man was arrested in Chilliwack after he shot a 39-year-old Chilliwack resident near Ford Mountain Forest Road around 3:35 p.m. March 25.

“Police learned that the victim had fled the suspect and managed to find help when he came upon Canadian Forces personnel working at a range on Chilliwack Lake Road,” the latest release says. “Military police and reservists provided first aid to the victim who was then airlifted to a Lower Mainland hospital."

The victim remains in hospital but is expected to recover.

Prior to the shooting in Chilliwack, others were reported over a two day period between Burns Lake, Houston, Vanderhoof, Clucuz Lake, Prince George, Quesnel and 100 Mile House.

Once police learned the suspect was in Chilliwack, the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service and Air Services were called in.

“Members of the Integrated Police Dog Service and the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, who were nearby, proceeded on foot up the Ford Mountain Forest Service Road through steep terrain to locate the suspect. At approximately 5:10 pm, they located the suspect and took him into custody without further incident. The man's vehicle was located nearby.” 


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