A 20-year-old man who was found with gunshot wounds in Connaught Hill Park on Monday evening has died in hospital.
Prince George RCMP said they found the man at the bottom of the Blue Staircase along Patricia Boulevard after police responded to a call about shots fired around 5:15 p.m.
“The investigation is in its early stages; “However, police believe this was a targeted incident,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper.
A section of the park along Patricia Boulevard was cordoned off with police tape Tuesday morning. The victim’s name has not been released.
RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident or who has dash cam footage from the area at the time of the shooting to contact the detachment at 250-561-3300. Quote file number 2022-41090.
This is the fourth homicide in the city this year.
The first was in January when a man was found with serious injuries inside a home at the corner of Porter Avenue and Oak Street and later died at a hospital.
The second occurred in March when police were called to a home in the 600 block of Irvine Street on a report of a suspicious death.
The third happened in March, when a man was shot and killed behind an apartment building in the 1800-block of Spruce Street in what the RCMP called a targeted attack.