Ten arrested in Willow River standoff

A police standoff in Willow River has ended with four women and six men taken into custody.

The standoff occurred as police were investigating a shooting that took place early Thursday morning, according to a press release issued by the RCMP. At approximately 1:30 a.m. police were informed of two people attending the hospital with injuries consistent with being shot. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

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Police officers attended the hospital, and spoke with the victims. The investigation led officers to believe the victims were shot in the 3100-block of Westwood Drive by someone known to them. Police went to the scene and gathered evidence in the area.

"While patrolling for the suspect, officers observed him in a large SUV and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and fled the area," the RCMP press release said. "Due to weather and road conditions, and in order to best ensure public safety, officers discontinued pursuit of the suspect."

Police officers found the vehicle parked outside a home in Willow River, east of Prince George. The North District RCMP emergency response team and RCMP police dog services unit were called out to assist, surrounded the building and tried to convince the people inside to come out, a police statement issued earlier on Thursday.

Later in the morning, four women and six men were taken into custody without incident, however the suspect was not among them.

"Although the motive of this attack has yet to be confirmed, investigators believe that the suspect and victims are known to each other and this is a targeted attack," the RCMP press release said.. "The Prince George RCMP do not believe this incident is associated to the attempted murder that occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Prince George."

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300. Tips can also be made anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

Tips made to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.

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