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VPD investigates attempted murder in River District

Vancouver Police are looking for witnesses to help solve a targeted shooting in South Vancouver yesterday.

VPD officers responded to calls of shots fired in the city’s River District at around 5 p.m. on Monday, after an unknown man fired several times at a car carrying two adults and a baby. Nobody was physically hurt.

Detectives from VPD’s Major Crimes Section believe the shooter – a South Asian male in his 20s – was one of two men seen driving in the 3400 block of Sawmill Crescent yesterday afternoon. It is believed the shooter got out of the car and fired several shots toward the victims as they drove into the block. The victims drove away and did not get hit by the bullets.

VPD detectives think the victims were targeted, and encourage anyone with information, security video, or dash-cam footage to phone investigators at 604-717-2541. Anonymous tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.