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Williams Lake RCMP asking for help in weekend shooting

A man was shot in Williams Lake at around 11pm on Saturday night.

Williams Lake RCMP say they received multiple reports of shots fired in the 900 block of Western Ave.

Two vehicles were seen leaving the area at high speed.

The RCMP stopped one vehicle and found a 28 year old man with gun shot wounds.

Police believe a second vehicle was chasing the first, with the occupants of the second vehicle firing shots at the first while going down the 900 block of Western Ave towards Highway 97.

The victim, who was in the first vehicle, remains in critical condition in hospital.

Police say it was fortunate no one was hurt, as the car chase and shooting took place in a residential neighbourhood.

The Williams Lake RCMP are asking any member of the public having information that will assist police in apprehending those responsible for this shooting, are asked to contact the General Investigation Section for the Williams Lake detachment of the RCMP at 250-392-6211.

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