Prince George shooting victim still in danger despite arrests
"I think the [female] victim is most definitely still in danger, yes"
A man and a woman have just been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a woman in a popular Prince George park, February 15.
Ashlynn Noel Ruth Forrest, 26, and Jeff John Lapier, 33, are now in custody.
But Supt. Warren Brown said a "significant threat" remains and RCMP have a "genuine concern" for the safety of the victim and witnesses.
Victim 'still in danger'
"I think the victim is most definitely still in danger, yes," Brown said Thursday.
The female victim was discovered seriously injured near Moore's Meadow park and Foothills in the pre-dawn darkness of February 15th.
Police now say she was shot more than once. The woman was seriously injured and has been recovering in hospital for more than two weeks.
Brown said the police investigation has been difficult because "those in the know" and potential witnesses "feared retribution" and were "scared to come forward given the level of violence in this attack"
'Very vulnerable woman'
RCMP faced criticism from some community leaders after describing the victim as "known to police."
Today, Brown said the victim was "a very vulnerable woman in our community."
Police won't release any information about a possible motive. Brown stressed this was "not a random act", and that the Moore's Meadow park remains a safe area.