Woman killed in East Vancouver shooting

May 24 2017, 5:38 am

Vancouver Police are investigating after a woman was fatally shot in East Vancouver Tuesday evening.

The incident reportedly took place near East 7th Avenue and St. Catherines Street, just after 5 pm.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She was taken to hospital in serious condition, but later succumbed to her injuries.

The victim has since been identified as 33-year-old Vancouver resident Janice Nicole Bryant.

In a release, the VPD said the incident “appears to be targeted” and that so far, no arrests have been made. This was Vancouver’s eighth homicide this year to date.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.