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Two people in hospital after Burnaby shooting Thursday

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Eric Zimmer May 12, 2017 8:01 am 2,629

Two people remain in hospital with serious injuries after being shot in Burnaby on Thursday evening.

In a release, Burnaby RCMP said that police were called to a residence in 6700 block of Broadway Avenue, after receiving reports of a shooting.

Upon their arrival, officers found two people inside a home, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims, a 52-year-old man and a 39-year-old, woman; were taken to hospital, where they remain in serious but stable condition.

Neither are residents of Burnaby.

Arrest made

Further investigation of the incident led police to a residence in the 4400 block of Albert Street, where they arrested a 58-year-old man in connection with the case. The man, a Burnaby resident, was taken into custody without incident.

While the investigation is still in its early stages, police said it appears both the shooter and the victims knew each other.

“Once this suspect had been identified, our officers quickly located him and made the arrest,” said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar.

“His actions were obviously of concern to the police, so it was critical for us to find him and arrest him as soon as possible.”

The incident was a priority for investigators, added Burnaby RCMP Insp. Sanjaya Wijayakoon. “Fortunately we were able to arrest the suspect soon after the incident with the assistance of a number of our units at Burnaby Detachment and the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.

Alternatively, people can leave anonymous tips by calling Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leaving a tip online at solvecrime.ca.


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Eric Zimmer
Staff Writer at Daily Hive.

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