3 people, including teen bystander, injured in shooting on Broadway and Ontario


A section of Broadway is closed after three people, including two bystanders, were injured in a shooting on a busy Saturday night.

Police said they responded to reports of a shooting near Broadway and Ontario Street around 9:15 p.m.

“There was a guy running down the street just shooting a gun, running down the sidewalk, aiming and shooting at something, I didn’t see what,” a witness told Global News. “Forty-five seconds later I looked, and there’s that same guy – appeared to be the same guy – down on the ground.”

Police said a man in his 20s was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police believe the man was targeted.

A Vancouver man in his 30s sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. It is believed that he was not targeted.

A 15-year-old Coquitlam teen, who was in a vehicle passing by at the time of the shooting, was seriously injured and taken to hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Police have closed a section of Broadway between Quebec and Manitoba Streets and said the area is expected to remain closed for several more hours.

“It’s definitely unsettling to hear this has happened in our neighbourhood,” said Jeni Bond, who owns the yoga studio next to where the shooting took place.

She says the studio is also dealing with cancellations because police have cordoned off the area as they continue to investigate.

~With files from Kyle Benning

© 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.



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