Vancouver Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in East Vancouver that left a well-known Vancouver woman caught in the crossfire.
At around 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, a grey or silver coloured SUV drove by and fired multiple shots at a couple at the Chevron gas station on East Hastings near Vernon drive.
Global News has confirmed the identity of the shooting victim as Mia Deakin, the daughter of Jody Claman, one of the stars of the “Real Housewives of Vancouver.”
The 27-year-old man, whose name has not been released by police, initially fled from the scene and was later located by police.
He was treated at the scene for minor injuries while Deakin was rushed to Vancouver General Hospital with a gunshot wound to her shoulder. She remains in hospital in stable condition.
Police says there was an outstanding warrant for the man’s arrest not related to the incident.
He was arrested after getting medically cleared. It is not clear if he is in police custody right now.
Sources tell Global News that the man Deakin was with was the target, and that she was an unintended victim.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Police say the car was last seen going east away from the station, and they will be looking for any surveillance video in the neighbourhood.
Investigators are not confirming if there is a gang connection and are still looking for a motive.