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Drive-by shooting rattles Fort St. John neighbourhood

Fort St. John RCMP investigating after sound of gunshots startled residents shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday

Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a drive-by shooting at a home in South Anneofield early Friday morning.

Police are investigating the shooting in the 8600 block of 74 Street at 87 Avenue after the sound of gunshots startled residents shortly after 4:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported by RCMP, which say frontline police officers as well as the Serious Crimes and Forensic Identification units are investigating.

“A drive by shooting of this nature demonstrates the offenders complete disregard for the safety and wellbeing of the residence and the entire community as a whole,” said Cst. Chad Neustaeter in a release. “Investigators will be giving this top priority in efforts to locate and arrest the offenders.”

Three RCMP cruisers were on scene mid-morning with officers canvassing neighbours and one officer was documenting bullet holes around the door of a residence.

RCMP said "numerous" bullet holes were found in the residence as well as in a vehicle in front of the home.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can be made online at

A RCMP officer investigates after a drive-by shooting in Fort St. John Friday morning, March 24. (Todd Buck)
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