Three suspects are in custody and a number of firearms have been seized after an ongoing police incident in both Mission and Coquitlam today.
Constable James Mason says Mission RCMP were called to reports of a drive-by shooting in Mission around 1 p.m. where one person had been shot.
Soon after that, an associated suspect vehicle was located with a hostage inside.
“With the assistance of the Lower Mainland District emergency response team and Coquitlam investigators, I can confirm that the police located and stopped the suspect vehicle in Coquitlam. Our ERT team safely conducted a high risk take down of the vehicle. A female who is believed to have been taken against her will was located safely in the suspect vehicle without incident. I’m very pleased to say that she has no reported physical injuries.”
The police take down in Coquitlam blocked off a section of David Avenue, between Oxford an Coast Meridian, through the afternoon and had the neighbourhood on high alert.
The person who was injured in Mission by gunshot is now in hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries.