BREAKING: Suspect in Prince Rupert shooting dies in hospital


Prince Rupert RCMP remain at the scene after dark following a shooting incident Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Ocean Center. Police confirmed that a 52-year-old woman died at the scene and the suspected shooter died in hospital. (Photo: KJ Millar/The Northern View)

BREAKING: Suspect in Prince Rupert shooting dies in hospital

The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

A suspect died in hospital from self-inflicted gunshot wounds after he allegedly shot a woman in the Ocean Center mall in Prince Rupert on November 21.

Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Monday, police were called to the Mall Mall which houses a daycare centre, secondary school, health clinic facilities and government and business offices, to respond to reports of beatings of fire.

A 52-year-old woman died instantly.

“As previously reported, the 44-year-old man was taken to hospital after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was considered to be in critical condition. He has now succumbed to his injuries,” said Const Brody Hemrich, RCMP Media Relations Officer for the Prince Rupert Detachment.

“As the investigation is ongoing and out of respect for the family, his name will not be released at this time,” the officer said.

“The Prince Rupert RCMP are here to stay and serve the community during this difficult time. As the investigation is still ongoing and we are still asking those who may have seen something, to have dash cam footage or security footage to come forward.

The business center mall was closed for the day with police still present after dark.


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