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Police shooting at Burnaby 7-Eleven store

DH Vancouver Staff Mar 01, 2015 9:15 am

Shots were fired early Sunday morning during a robbery at a 7-Eleven at the intersection of Canada Way and Edmonds Street in Burnaby.

The incident began at approximately 2:45 a.m. when Burnaby RCMP responded to a robbery in progress at the convenience store. Officers engaged two male suspects, who had entered a vehicle, in an attempt to carry out their arrests.

However, the police vehicle was rammed and gun shots were fired at the two males. The suspects attempted to make a getaway in their car but they collided about two blocks away from the store at the intersection of Canada Way and Rosewood Street.

Police dogs were used to scour the residential neighbourhood to find one of the male suspects. He was successfully apprehended and sent to hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

A second suspect was later arrested without incident. He was not injured.

There were no police officers or civilians injured from the events of the robbery.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is conducting an investigation on the actions of the police officers involved in the shooting to determine whether there was any wrongdoing. Burnaby RCMP remains responsible for the concurrent robbery investigation.

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