Burnaby RCMP investigating shooting incident, believed to be targeted

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Burnaby: One man has been taken to hospital in connection with a Burnaby shooting.

Today shortly after 1 a.m., Burnaby RCMP received multiple calls of shots fired in the 6000 block of Broadway in Burnaby. Upon attendance, police located a vehicle partially lodged inside a residence at the intersection of Broadway and Fell Avenue. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Early indications are that the victim, aged 44, was shot in what appears to be a targeted incident. The victim is well known to police and is affiliated with an organized crime group.  No one has been arrested in relation to this incident.

Occupants of the home were not injured as a result of this incident, but were severely shaken.

“We are satisfied with the progress we are making on this investigation thus far” says Sgt. Annie Linteau, Media Relations Officer, Lower Mainland District.  “A number of police resources will continue to look at a possible motive for this incident and look at who could potentially be involved.”

The Burnaby RCMP Serious Crime Unit are continuing their investigation and are mindful of other violent incidents that have recently taken place in the Lower Mainland.  Burnaby investigators have been in contact with investigators from the Langley RCMP, IHIT  and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit to share information and look at possible connections between these incidents.

Burnaby RCMP are asking anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.