Vancouver police has confirmed that the shooting incident in downtown Vancouver resulted in death of a 29-year-old man while another 28-year-old received serious injuries. Authorities believe that it was a targeted, gang-related shooting and so the Coal Harbour has been locked down since Tuesday morning after the shooting outside the Shaw Tower at 1067 W. Cordova St.
According to the details provided by Sgt. Randy Fincham, the two victims were sitting in a parked vehicle when the suspects either walked up to the car or drove up and fired multiple rounds into the car. Fincham alleged that the 28-year-old North Vancouver man quickly got out of the car and started to run until the emergency crews located him about a block away, bringing him to Vancouver General Hospital. Whereas, the other 29-year-old Richmond man stayed in the car and so was later shifted to VGH, where he died from his injuries. As of early Tuesday, the man in hospital was in stable condition and expected to survive.
There were multiple witnesses of the shooting as it took place in the busy downtown area, hence police has requested all witnesses to come forward and help investigators. Fincham reiterated that investigators currently believe that the shooting was a gang-related incident. He mentioned that “there were quite a few witnesses and so we are getting a lot of different accounts. We’re not 100 per cent sure at this point what happened. As you can imagine, it was a pretty hectic scene last night.”
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