BRITISH COLUMBIA
12/28/2013 06:07 EST | Updated 02/27/2014 05:59 EST

Prince George Hospital Shuts Down After Nearby Shooting

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A hospital in Prince George was shut down for about 90 minutes Saturday morning as a precaution after a shooting took place nearby.

Steve Raper, a spokesman for the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia, said the hospital went into lock down immediately after a shooting happened at about 6:30 PT.

"I can tell you there was a gunshot outside of the hospital," Raper told CBC News. "The RCMP responded and of course when that occurs we lock down our emergency room as a precaution."

Police are expected to make details of the incident public later today.

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