COQUITLAM RCMP are investigating a brazen shooting at David Avenue and Coast Meridian Road in Coquitlam that left one man seriously injured.
On Wednesday, May 17 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 was then 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 Cpl. 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 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., 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.