UPDATE on Investigation into Downtown New Westminster Shooting Incident

New Westminster, BC – The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit is providing an update and asking for public assistance following a shooting in Downtown New Westminster that left one man with injuries.

Downtown New Westminster Shooting Incident
Downtown New Westminster Shooting Incident

Investigators have learned more about the location of the shooting, which occurred on Alexander Street. Officers have determined that one suspect approached a group of people, pointed a firearm in their direction, and repeatedly fired at the group before fleeing the area.

“I have heard from residents that incidents like this cause people to feel like they can’t go downtown and can’t engage in the things they want and should be able to do,” stated Chief Constable Dave Jansen, “This incident is completely unacceptable in our community. In light of this and other recent events in the Downtown core, I am working with my leadership team to develop an immediate plan of action.”

This shooting occurred at approximately noon in a heavily populated area of the Downtown neighbourhood. Detectives are asking the public who live and work close to Alexander Street to contact them if they find physical evidence they believe is connected to this shooting or have CCTV footage of what occurred. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Major Crime Unit to share with them what they saw. The Major Crime Unit can be reached by calling 604-529-2430 or emailing [email protected].


New Westminster – On April 18th at approximately noon New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Carnarvon Street. The response resulted in a large police presence at the Royal Columbian Hospital. A man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries and two suspects are in police custody. The Major Crime Unit has since taken conduct of this investigation.

This investigation is in the early stages. Any witnesses that haven’t yet spoken to police are asked to call investigators. Major Crime Unit investigators can be reached by calling 604-529-2430.

New Westminster Police Department

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