Police are tight-lipped as they continue the investigation into the shooting of businessman and former Maple Ridge councillor Franz Prokop.
Ridge Meadows RCMP received a call just after noon Saturday from a man in Albion who said he had been shot. The call came from a property on Lougheed Highway just east of 240th Street, after which the highway was closed for several hours.
Prokop was shot in the head and airlifted to hospital.
Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop said on Saturday that the shooting was not a random attack.
The serious crimes unit at Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating the incident.
"Investigators are continuing to examine the crime scene, and surrounding area for evidence," Dunlop said Wednesday, adding that "Ridge Meadows RCMP acknowledge that there is a significant amount of media and public interest into this incident. To protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation we are not providing any specific details, other than to say that the investigation is making progress."
Prokop was a Maple Ridge councillor for one term from 1994 to 1996.
He also ran the Gourmet Hideaway restaurant at the south end of 224th Street for years.
Prokop later became a real estate agent and is currently an agent with Macdonald Realty.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip at www.solvecrime.ca.
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