Suspect arrested in Vancouver double shooting that caused death of unborn baby

May 22 2018, 11:07 pm

Vancouver police have made an arrest in connection with a targeting double shooting in East Vancouver that caused a 31-year-old pregnant woman to lose her unborn child.

VPD has arrested 37-year-old Carleton Stevens of Surrey. Stevens was arrested just before 8 pm near the area of 154A Avenue and Fraser Highway in Surrey.

He has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of ammunition or firearm contrary to a prohibition order and remains in custody.

The double shooting occurred around 6 am on Friday, May 18, at a home on Industrial Avenue near Station Street.

When police arrived, they discovered a 23-year-old man and a 31-year-old pregnant woman suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman was in her third trimester and the unborn child did not survive.

According to police, the man is recovering from his injuries and the woman remains in critical condition.

The investigation remains on-going and investigators expect that more criminal charges will be laid.

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