Police in Richmond, Vancouver, seek clues to targeted shooting near mall


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RICHMOND, B.C. — Police in Vancouver are working with RCMP as the fallout from a late-night shooting in Richmond appears to have stretched across city boundaries.

Mounties are investigating what they say is a targeted shooting that happened just after 10 p.m. Monday, injuring a 35-year-old man outside a Richmond shopping mall.

Police say the victim, who is known to them, is being treated in hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses report the shots were fired from a passing two-door, silver sedan that sped away.

A vehicle matching that description was found burning in south Vancouver about an hour later.

The RCMP news release says detectives from their detachment are working closely with officers in Vancouver to determine possible links.

RCMP Insp. Keith Bramhill is urging anyone who may have seen the shooting or has dash-cam video to contact the Richmond detachment.

“We understand this is unsettling for the entire community and want to assure our residents that at this time, our investigators have reason to believe that the victim, who is known to us, was targeted,” Bramhill says in the release.