Man dead in targeted shooting in Kitsilano

VANCOUVER Police are investigating after a man was shot on Tuesday at around 8:30 p.m. in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard Street. The victim died at the scene.

Police say that though it is still very early in the investigation, this appears to be a targeted shooting. No arrests have been made.

CBC reported that the man had been shot inside a silver car parked near a restaurant.

Witnesses saw a vehicle take off from the area after the shooting. Around midnight, Vancouver firefighters told police an SUV had been found in flames on West 22nd Avenue near Arbutus Street — a little more than two kilometres south of the shooting scene, according to CBC.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or has information about the incident, is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.