Shots fired in Richmond road rage incident


VOICE photo by Bani Dhillon

A driver is lucky to be alive after what is believed to have been a road rage incident shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Monday (August 17) in the area of Westminster Highway and Garden City Road in Richmond.

Richmond RCMP said on Tuesday that their patrol officers located a 22-year-old Richmond male in a white late model Toyota Corolla. The man was uninjured, but at least one bullet hole was found in the car. A male suspect was seen fleeing in a dark coloured sedan travelling northbound at a high rate of speed on Garden City Road.

Police are asking anyone who might have seen this vehicle to contact them.

“At this point, we believe that the shooting was initiated by a driving altercation and it appears to have been taken to the extreme. We are following up on a number of leads and going through surveillance footage. We are working with our law enforcement partners to see if there are connections to other recent shootings. We are extremely thankful that no one was injured,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang.

If you have any information on this crime, contact Constable Perera at 604-278-1212. To leave a tip on this crime, email, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).