RICHMOND RCMP are investigating after being called to shooting on Mitchell Island on Wednesday morning and a vehicle fire which followed.
Just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday (March 12), Richmond RCMP were called to a training facility in the 11000-block of Twigg Place on Mitchell Island for a report that a man had been shot. A witness reported seeing a man dressed in black fleeing the area on foot.
Officers found a 25-year-old man suffering from serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local area hospital and is receiving treatment.
A short time later, Richmond RCMP received a report of a vehicle on fire in the 5600-block of No. 7 Road. At this time police cannot confirm whether the shooting and vehicle fire are related, however the shooting is not believed to be a random incident.
The Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit with support from the Integrated Forensic Identification Service and Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service and Richmond RCMP Frontline officers have contained both scenes and are in the evidence-gathering phase.
BC RCMP Media Relations Officer Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said: “At this point, we are asking anyone who may have been a witness to either of these incidents and have not already spoken with police, to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.”