Police in Metro Vancouver’s Tri-Cities are investigating a shooting and vehicle fire Friday that left two men injured, one of them an innocent bystander.
Coquitlam RCMP said officers were called to the 1600-block of Chickadee Place shortly after 3:30 pm for the shooting, where a man was found with non-life-threatening injuries and taken to hospital.
Man in hospital after shooting that was targeted, gang related: Surrey RCMP
Police said the victim was known to police.
Not long afterward, police and firefighters in Port Moody were called to a vehicle fire in the 2200 block of Hope Street.
First responders arrived to find a bystander with “serious injuries resulting from an explosion of the vehicle,” Port Moody police said in a media release Saturday.
Man shot in Coquitlam, bystander hurt in related vehicle fire: police
Foul play suspected after man dies from injuries in Langley hotel
Crews were able to extinguish the vehicle fire, and the man was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition, police said.
War in Ukraine is reaching a stalemate, experts say. Here’s what that could mean
Teen falls to death during free-fall amusement park ride in Orlando, Florida
The burnt vehicle is believed to be the suspect vehicle in the Coquitlam shooting, police said.
Coquitlam RCMP are still looking for a second vehicle, a newer-model black Hyundai Santa Fe with the license plate FL3-35K believed to be linked to the case.
Investigators are looking for witnesses or video from both locations around the time of the incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.
Surveillance videos shows because believed to be involved in Surrey drive-by shooting
© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.