Shooting in Downtown Eastside sends one person to hospital 

Feb 19 2023, 11:52 pm

There is an increased police presence in the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown Sunday as Vancouver police officers respond to a shooting. 

Police said a victim with multiple gun shot wounds was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. However, he is expected to survive.

“VPD officers were working on East Hastings Street around 2:30 p.m. when the 31-year-old victim was repeatedly shot,” a statement from VPD explained.

The shooting occurred near Columbia and E Hastings streets.

“While some officers stayed to care for the injured man, others tracked the suspect as he fled from East Hastings to Chinatown,” VPD added.

The suspect who is a man in his 30s and originally from Alberta, was arrested.

Police said the victim is known to police but does not live in the Downtown Eastside.

Drivers were told that they could expect delays in the area. 

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