Saturday, December 31, 2005

Seventh Avenue East shooting?

It's unknown at the moment as to what the police action at 7th Avenue East and Frederick might be about, but pretty well the entire detachment was called out at one point as things developed.

Seven police cars responded to what is believed to be a shots fired call around 7:30 or so, since the initial arrival of the police only three cars have remained on the site, but traffic has been blocked at the top of the hill by Plaza and the corner of Frederick and 7th Avenue, a number of people were seen being led away from a residence in the 1400 block of the street.

One officer was spotted standing in front of the front door, while onlookers were directed away from the scene. It's not believed that anyone has been injured in the incident.

Update: A 34 year old Prince Rupert resident was arrested and charged with a number of offences. Two officers were injured in the incident. One officer sustained a broken toe when a bullet ricocheted off of his boot, another officer received a broken wrist in the altercation.

Full details of the situation are available in a posting from January 3rd.

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