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One dead, one critical in Prince Rupert, B.C., mall shooting: RCMP

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Mounties in Prince Rupert, B.C., say one person is dead and another has been critically injured in a shooting in the Ocean Centre Mall.

Police say they were called to the mall at about 8:30 this morning for a serious police incident.

A statement from police says the situation is unfolding and they are asking residents to avoid the mall as their officers work to gather evidence.

Staff Sgt. Dave Uppal says that they know of the trauma this shooting will have on many people.

He says supports are in place for those who may need help.

Premier David Eby began his news conference on housing today by expressing his concern about the police incident in the mall.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2022.

The Canadian Press