RCMP in Prince George, B.C. are investigating what they are calling a targeted, gang-related attack.

A 19-year-old man was shot several times and at least three nearby cars were riddled with bullets in the brazen assault that occurred just before 6 p.m. Wednesday night on a busy street in
downtown Prince George.

A man and woman drove the victim to hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition.

The man who accompanied the victim was arrested at the hospital for causing a disturbance and police say they are talking to him, his female companion and several potential suspects and witnesses.

No other arrests have been made.

Const. Leslie Dix says organized crime leads to shootings, assaults and drug problems and she urges any witnesses to come forward to identify those involved in the Prince George attack.