Terrace RCMP are still trying to understand the circumstances of the tragic shooting of a 15-year-old boy earlier this week.
“Terrace is a small community and a tragic incident like this is felt throughout. There are a lot of questions as to what and why this has happened,” said Terrace RCMP const. Angela Rabut. “The Terrace RCMP have committed all of our resources to investigating this incident and finding these answers.”
On Feb. 10, Terrace RCMP reported that officers were called to a residence on Molitor St. around 10 p.m. Feb. 9, where they found a 15-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to hospital, but later died from his injury.
A 16-year-old, who was also at the residence, was taken into police custody and later released to his parents on numerous conditions. It is believed that the two individuals knew each other and the public is not at risk as a result of this incident, said police.
Terrace RCMP said charges of criminal negligence causing death and manslaughter are being forwarded to Crown Counsel.
“All of the information that is gathered as part of the investigation is sent to Crown Counsel,” said Rabut. “In serious incidents, the information is always going to be forwarded to Crown Counsel for their decision.”
The police victim services unit is continuing to work closely with the families involved, Rabut added.
And police are investigating firearms offences as well, she said.
If you have information about this crime, contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-TIPS, online at www.terracecrimestoppers.ca or by texting TERRACE plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).
If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.