Update #1 - Police Incident at Ocean Centre Mall

Prince Rupert

2022-11-21 14:40 PST

File # 2022-8103

 The Prince Rupert RCMP would like to provide the public with the following update in regards from the Ocean Centre Mall incident from earlier this morning:

At approximately 08:30, the Prince Rupert RCMP received a priority 1 call for shots fired at the Ocean Centre Mall located on 3rd Ave W. Some members who were already in the area responded immediately and quickly determined that it was not an active shooter situation but rather an isolated incident between 2 people.

The suspect, a 44-year-old man, is believed to have shot the victim, a 52-year-old woman, before attempting to take his own life; the 2 individuals were known to each-other. The woman was pronounced dead on scene and the man was transported to the local hospital and is currently in critical medical condition.

"It is still in the early stage of the investigation and therefore, limited details can be released at this time, but I would like to call for any potential witnesses that have not been identified by police yet to come forward and provide a statement. Additionally, anyone with video surveillance, dashcam footage or other video recordings from this morning between 06:00AM and 09:00AM around the Ocean Centre Mall are asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136." said Constable Gabriel Gravel, Media Relations Officer with the Prince Rupert RCMP.

The Prince Rupert RCMP wants to reassure the public that they are safe as there is no active threat at this time but asks that people avoid the Ocean Centre Mall area while police are continuing their investigation. It has been closed to the public until further notice.

Released by

Cst. Gabriel Gravel

Media Relations Officer
Prince Rupert Detachment
100 6th Ave W, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3Z3
Office: 250-627-0700
Fax: 250-627-3013

Email: gabriel.gravel@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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