Coquitlam, BC – Coquitlam RCMP is investigating a brazen evening shooting at David Avenue and Coast Meridian Road in Coquitlam that left one man seriously injured.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. responding frontline officers located a man who had suffered life-threating injuries as a result of the shooting. Officers immediately began providing first aid to the victim, who has since been transported to hospital.
This area was highly populated at the time of the shooting which is very concerning as public safety is our top priority, said Media Relations Officer for the Coquitlam RCMP, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. This is believed to be a targeted incident.
The suspect fled in a silver or grey 4-door sedan.
At 7:50 p.m. police were advised of a vehicle fire in the area of Cape Horn Avenue and United Boulevard in Coquitlam which is believed to be related.
Coquitlam General Investigation Section has assumed conduct of the investigation. Victim Services is engaged.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or saw a silver or grey coloured 4-door sedan in the area of David Avenue and Coast Meridian Road or Cape Horn Avenue and United Boulevard in Coquitlam to contact our investigators, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins. If you have dash-cam or cellphone video from the area or surrounding streets and alleyways of the shooting or vehicle fire between 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. to please contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have video footage is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2023-12269.
File # 2023-12269
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