“Simply put, we want to stop this illegal and dangerous activity before somebody is hurt or killed,” explains Inspector Egan. “To do this, every available police resource in Fort St. John is being used and resources from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the province’s anti-gang unit, have been brought in to help.”
The only connection that’s been made so far has been between the firearm incidents, as police believe they are linked to the drug trade. Other than that, no clear links have been made.
“We are asking anyone with additional information about these incidents to contact the police. We are confident that those responsible will be caught, but with the public’s assistance we can ensure that they will not have an opportunity to endanger others with their illegal actions,” adds Egan.
The recent attacks date back to July 8, when it’s believed shots were fired outside and inside a home in the 9600 block of 96 Street. There were two separate incidents of shots being fired and pepper spray being used at the entrance of the Marquis Centre apartment building in the early morning hours of July 15 and 21. July 21 was a busy day for police, as later that evening shots were fired through the doors of two hotel rooms at Northwoods Inn, and shortly after Molotov cocktails were thrown at a house in the 101 block of 96 Avenue.
So far, no injuries have been sustained as a result of any of the violence.