UPDATE 2:41 pm:
Police said the scene outside is now cleared and fully re-opened to the public.
One man is in hospital in serious condition after a shooting outside Richmond’s Landsdowne Centre shopping mall this morning.
According to Richmond RCMP, officers were were called to the scene just after 7:30 am, to assist BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) paramedics who were responding to a possible shooting victim.
Upon their arrival, officers found a man suffering from gunshot injuries.
The man was rushed to hospital and police said that with the investigation still in its early stages, further details surrounding the incident have not been determined yet.
In the meantime, the mall’s parking lot – starting at Home Sense and extending to the north of the mall – is currently cordoned off, while the investigation is underway.
“We are currently in the evidence gathering stage and do not have a timeline with respect to when the areas around the mall will be re-opened,” said Richmond RCMP Sgt. Kyle Simpson. “We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience during the holiday season and ask for your continued patience as we investigate this significant incident.”
Richmond RCMP are asking anyone who may have been a witness to this event and have not already spoken to police to call 604-278-1212 and cite file 2018-41056.