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Old 06-01-14, 12:05 PM   #1
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Cyclist shot in BC

Riding in the middle of the night on a highway on a weekend, I would expect to get run over but not shot...

Cyclist shot while participating in Cache Creek 600 cycling event | Globalnews.ca
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Old 06-01-14, 01:31 PM   #2
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Riding in the middle of the night on a highway on a weekend, I would expect to get run over but not shot...

Cyclist shot while participating in Cache Creek 600 cycling event | Globalnews.ca
That is just nuts! Yeah, the last worry especially here in BC is a drive by shooting. At 1am the concern would be getting hit by a drunk driver or something, but not a bullet!
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Ouch to say the least!! I hope they catch the driver who tried to commit attempted murder!!!
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Other cycling stories at the link provided by the OP:

Police seek witnesses to fatal cycling accident on Lions Gate Bridge | Globalnews.ca

Cyclist, 50, killed in collision in central Edmonton - Edmonton | Globalnews.ca

?She was my best friend and my soulmate?: Cyclist remembered by twin sister - Halifax | Globalnews.ca

Cyclist hit and killed by truck at Dartmouth intersection - Halifax | Globalnews.ca
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Old 06-01-14, 07:26 PM   #5
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Just saw this on both Global BC and CTV. Had a look on Google maps and believe that the cyclist was shot immediately after crossing the bridge over the Thompson river (will have to watch the news again, to be sure). Outside of someone from the 1st nations (Indian Reserve) or some redneck "practicing on a moving target" I can't imagine why anyone would shoot a cyclist in this area as it is a fairly bike friendly route.
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I'm guessing alcohol and boredom were contributing factors.
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I also read those and some further linked pages. It seems quite a few accidents happened when a truck was making right turn. Beware.
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B.C. randonneur cyclist, shot during Cache Creek 600
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Old 06-01-14, 10:15 PM   #9
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Nice shot of @lbernhardt 's arm...

That town only has about 12 people, so hopefully they'll catch the moron quickly.
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