Surrey man shot in targeted hit in Richmond is known to police

SHORTLY before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday (February 1), Richmond RCMP officers found a young male in the 7000-block of Westminster Highway suffering from injuries consistent with being shot with a firearm.

The 20-year-old male from Surrey was transported to hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

Richmond RCMP investigators have secured a location near the 6200-block of Lynas Lane. Officers are currently searching for evidence that may be related to this incident. The Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) and the Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) are assisting them.

“We believe that this shooting was targeted,” said Cpl. Shawn Hazell of the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit. “We have a number of officers investigating this matter which we believe occurred near Lynas Lane sometime last night. The victim is known to police and has been less than cooperative with us thus far. Though the investigation is in the early stages, we are canvassing the area for video surveillance or any information or evidence that could assist us.”

If anyone has information on this incident, contact Corporal Shawn Hazell at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)