One man has been shot and killed by police during a Site C open house in Dawson Creek.
Police say they were called to the BC Hydro public information session about a man damaging property and causing a disruption.
When they arrived, they found a masked man outside the venue.
The RCMP says despite attempts to de-escalate the situation, there was a confrontation and the unidentified man was shot and later died in hospital.
Kellie Kilpatrick speaks for the Independent Investigations Office…
“We have IIO staff booked on an 8:00 flight Friday morning. The RCMP will be holding and securing the scene until we get there.”
Kilpatrick says the man was taken to hospital where he later died.
Dale Bumstead is Dawson Creek’s mayor.
“It’s just a tragic, shocking, hurtful event for our community. The hurt for me, in terms of the RCMP as well as for the family of the individual involved, somebody lost a family member yesterday.”
He says he first learned about the shooting from people posting on Facebook and Twitter.