Downtown Eastside shooting leaves man in hospital

Aug 18 2016, 2:21 pm

A man was sent to hospital with non life-threatening injuries after he was shot on the Downtown Eastside.

At 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening, the Vancouver Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at Columbia and East Pender Streets. When they arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound who was taken to hospital.

An hour later, two people who might have been involved in the shooting were arrested on West 12th Avenue near Discovery Street. They’re currently in custody.

Police say the shooting was targeted and all three suspects are known to them.

More information will become available as the investigation continues.

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