Prince George RCMP have revealed a woman, initially reported as the victim of a serious assault, was in fact, shot.

RCMP have since reopened an area around Moore's Meadow near Foothills Boulevard, where the shooting occurred just after 5 a.m. PT Monday.

Police initially reported the incident as a serious assault but later in the day revealed it was a shooting.

Cpl. Craig Douglass say police believe the woman was the victim of a targeted attack and public safety is not in jeopardy.

Foothills Boulevard was closed between First Avenue and Otway for several hours.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.