A chance encounter outside a hospital has put Dawson Creek police on the trail of an alleged abduction and shooting.
RCMP said they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds outside the Dawson Creek hospital emergency entrance in the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to RCMP, the man had been forced into a pickup truck by multiple people in the parking lot of Dawson Creek's Bergeron Funeral Home between 10:30 p.m. and midnight Friday night.
He was then taken to a rural location and shot several times. Police said he managed to drag himself to a roadway, where he was picked up and brought to hospital.
RCMP believe the matter to be drug related and are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the struggle by the funeral home.
If you have information, contact Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.