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Dawson Creek abduction, shooting leads to six arrests

03/03/2015 12:51 EST | Updated 05/02/2015 05:59 EDT
Six people have been arrested after a man was kidnapped and shot in Dawson Creek in what police say is likely related to ongoing gang violence in B.C.'s northeast. 

Police say the victim was forced into a silver pickup truck in the parking lot of the Bergeron Funeral Home, driven to a remote location, and shot multiple times in his legs on Feb. 20. He survived, and dragged himself to a road where he was picked up and taken to hospital.

North District RCMP Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the victim was targetted. 
    
"It's not too often where you find where an individual's abducted, taken out to a gravel pit, shot and then left there. It's not like a random act," he said.    
    
In the days following the shooting, special forces from Prince George and Fort St. John arrived to help with the investigation. 

Police arrested four people last week and seized stolen firearms, crack cocaine, crystal meth and cash. Another two people were arrested on Sunday. 

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing. The victim is in stable condition. 

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