Vancouver gang shooting wounds 1



Vancouver police are looking for suspects after one man was wounded in a gang-related shooting early Saturday.

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the shooting near West 37th Avenue and Oak Street at about 4 a.m. PT.

"People heard a number of shots and then what they thought was a car crash in the area nearby," said Const. Jana McGuinness.

"When Vancouver Police arrived, we found a 30-year-old North Vancouver man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was out on the street and there was a car nearby that was up on the curb. We haven't quite established what his connection to the vehicle is at this point."

Police say the victim has links to gangs. His name has not been released.

The scene was cordoned off while VPD Forensic Identification Unit members investigated. A neighbourhood canvass was expected to take place on Saturday as officers looked for additional witnesses and any discarded evidence.

No suspects were located following a search of the area by K9 and Emergency Response Team members.

However, police were investigating whether the incident was linked to a targeted shooting at an invitation-only birthday party of suspected gang members and associates that left 10 people injured in December. That shooting took place nearby, near the Best Neighbour's Restaurant close to the intersection of Oak Street and West 22nd Avenue.

Oak Street was expected to be closed to traffic in both directions between West 33rd and West 41st Avenue until Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver police at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Yeh if i was living in that area of the city i would be thinking about moving. LOL

Funny thing is it is an upscale neighbourhood so one must wonder why these incidents keep occuring there.

The Vancouver police can't seem to get a handle on this gang violence in that upscale area at all.