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Violence part of “continuing drug war” in Dawson Creek

RCMP in Dawson Creek say the B.C. city is in the middle of what they’re calling a “continuing drug war.” Early this morning, someone shot three rounds from a shotgun at a home in the 1500 block of 99th Avenue.

When officers arrived, the three men inside all said the house was targeted by mistake and aren’t cooperating with the investigation. A forensic examination is being done, and it’s believed there is drug activity in the neighbourhood of the shooting.

At this point, police can’t confirm whether this incident is related to a kidnapping and aggravated assault late last month. On October 24th, a 31 year old man was reportedly taken at gunpoint from the Taylor Pub near Fort St. John to Dawson Creek, where was was beaten, bear sprayed and stabbed in the legs.

He was able to run to a nearby home and call an ambulance. Police Dog Services tracked down the home where he was assaulted, but Sergeant Ed Reinink says their investigation in this matter is also being hampered by the victim not cooperating.

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Earlier this year, RCMP said a man was forced into a truck and taken to a rural location where he was several times. It’s believed that shooting was drug related as well.

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