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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
Nov. 22, 2022
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Premier’s, ministers’ statement on shooting in Prince Rupert

VICTORIA – Premier David Eby, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development, and Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, have released the following statement after a shooting in Prince Rupert:

“On Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, there was a serious police incident in Prince Rupert that left one person deceased, an employee of the Ministry of Children and Family Development's regional office. Another person was critically injured and has died. 

“This was a violent act committed against someone who worked to serve local children and families. This is traumatic news that no family expects to receive, and it’s a tragic event for the tight-knit community of Prince Rupert.

“Our thoughts are with the victim of this horrific tragedy, their family and friends. Our hearts also go out to those who acted immediately to provide emergency care, those who may have witnessed this violence and anyone whose safety was threatened by yesterday’s events. We are here for you, and we will be in the days, weeks and months to come.

“This remains an ongoing police incident and an active investigation.”

Aileen Machell
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier

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