Suspect arrested, charged after string of shootings along B.C. roads

Suspect charged for shooting at trucks in B.C.

VANCOUVER — RCMP say a man has been charged in connection with a series of shootings that took place over several hundred kilometres along British Columbia roads.

Police received numerous reports from truck drivers over an eight-hour period on Friday that someone from vehicle with Ontario licence plates was shooting at them while driving along Highway 97.

Police say reports were received in areas between Houston and 100 Mile House in the province’s northern and central Interior.

On Saturday afternoon, Mounties say a man was shot near Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley and the victim escaped and found help from nearby Canadian Forces personnel.

The victim, a 39-year-old Chilliwack resident, was airlifted to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they arrested a suspect less than two hours later and the unnamed man has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and additional charges are still being considered.

The man is expected to appear in court March 29, and police say they are still looking for other possible victims.

 

The Canadian Press