Coquitlam RCMP say drive-by shooting wasn’t random. Seems South Asian man was target (update)

ALTHOUGH it’s early in the investigation, Coquitlam RCMP investigators say they believe that an overnight drive-by shooting in the 1200-block of Thomas Avenue, Coquitlam, was targeted.

Police told media that at least one man who lives in the home that was targeted is known to them and they are examining the possibility that this is related to the larger conflict throughout Metro Vancouver.

From the Global BC footage it seemed that the people who lived upstairs were South Asians.

Police were on scene within minutes after getting several 911 calls at about 1:15 a.m. on Friday. Multiple shots were fired into a house but no one was hurt.

No one has been arrested, but police say they are in the process of gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses and hope to make continued progress.

If you saw anything that could be relevant to the investigation, and you have not yet spoken to police, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and ask for the Investigative Support Team (file 2108-26365).

If you have information about the crime and you wish to stay anonymous and possibly collect a cash reward, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or go to their website at