Three suspects are now in custody and a hostage has been recovered safe and uninjured after a shooting incident earlier today in Mission.
The incident began at about 1 p.m. today (Jan. 10) when Mission RCMP were called to the scene, in the Stave Falls area on Dewdney Trunk Road after receiving reports of a drive-by shooting.
Mission RCMP spokesperson Const. James Mason has confirmed that a person has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being shot.
As police began their investigation, it was soon discovered that another person was being held against their will by the suspects.
“We immediately engaged multiple resources in order to locate an associated suspect vehicle, and the person being held against their will, including Air 1, the Real Time Intelligence Centre, Police Dog Services, as well as Mission RCMP’s detachment investigators and Serious Crime Unit,” explained Mason.
Mason went on to say with the assistance of the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team and Coquitlam investigators, police located and stopped the suspect vehicle in Coquitlam.
“Our ERT team safely conducted a high risk takedown of the vehicle,” said Mason.
Police now have three suspects in custody. A number of firearms have also been seized.
A female, believed to have been taken against her will, was located safely in the suspect vehicle without incident.
“I am pleased to say she has no reported physical injuries.”
RCMP located the residence where the female had been held against her will and the investigation is continuing.
Mason said because the investigation is ongoing, no further details will be provided at this time.