Homicide investigators are on the scene of another murder – this time in Coquitlam.
Coquitlam RCMP received several calls of shots fired in the area of Sylvan Place and Riverview Crescent about 10 p.m. Friday. A vehicle was seen speeding away.
“When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. The male victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries,” Cpl. Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said in a news release Saturyda.
He said shortly after the shooting, police learned of a burning dark-colored sedan a short distance away in the area of Mariner Way and Dartmoor Drive.
One person is dead after a shooting in Coquitlam Friday night. Fire crews also responded to a car on fire. The vehicle is believed to be linked to the incident. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
“It is still early in the investigation but this appears to be a targeted incident,” Jang said. “We need those who have information about this incident to please come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551- 4448 or email@example.com.
The murder came a day after Surrey realtor Kam Rai was shot to death in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood.
Rai has a number of friends on his Facebook page that are linked to both the Red Scorpions and the Hells Angels.