Female victim of targeted North Vancouver shooting identified

Apr 4 2019, 6:19 pm

The female victim of Tuesday’s shooting in North Vancouver has been identified.

According to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) 32-year-old Ngoc Mai (Anita) Nguyen was shot in what investigators are calling a “targeted incident.”

According to authorities, just before 11 am on April 2, North Vancouver RCMP was called to the 1100 block of Lonsdale Avenue after reports of gunshots in the area.

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Officers report discovering an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds.

Nguyen was taken to hospital where she was placed on life support with “non-survivable injuries.”

“We will be continuing our coordinated canvass of the neighbourhood where the shooting took place for video surveillance footage and witnesses,” said Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “Our detectives will continue to follow-up on several leads and we urge anyone with information about what happened to Anita Nguyen to contact IHIT immediately.”

Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]