A 19-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries, after being shot in East Vancouver earlier today.
Investigators say they were called to Nanaimo and Dundas Streets around 3pm today to reports a man had been shot.
Police say they believe the incident to be targeted and drug related.
“Shootings are usually targeted at individuals who are involved in high-risk behaviour associated to guns, drugs or gangs” said VPD Constable Brian Montague in a statement.
“However, when they take place in the middle of the day and in residential neighbourhoods, they put everyone at risk.”
A witness at the scene who claims the crime scene is her home, says she believed the incident to be a conflict over her daughter.
She says she came home this afternoon to find the unit covered in blood.
Neighbor tells me he heard 6 shots, several voices and a car driving away around 3pm. He called the cops.— Emily Lazatin (@EmilyLazatin980) May 12, 2016