Unborn child dies after pregnant woman shot in targeted shooting in Vancouver
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Two people were injured in a targeted shooting in Vancouver Friday morning.
Police were called just before 6 a.m. to a home located at the back of a print shop on Industrial Avenue near Station Street.
The two people were found with gunshot wounds.
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Investigators were on the scene of the print shop at about 5 p.m. The shooter is still at large.
One of the victims, a 31-year-old Vancouver woman, was pregnant and in her third trimester at the time of the shooting. Her unborn child did not survive the shooting. She remains in critical condition in hospital.
The other victim, a 23-year-old Langley man, had non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses said the gunman is the woman’s ex, and that she apparently moved here to leave an unsafe situation.
Police say no arrests have been made and officers remain on scene.
“It’s still very early in the investigation, but initial information leads us to believe this was a targeted shooting, unrelated to gang conflict,” says VPD’s Cosnt. Jason Doucette.
Friday afternoon, there was a police presence outside Vancouver General Hospital where the two victims were taken.
Mollie, a witness, said she saw the victim with a hole through her belly.
“Being a mom, I can’t imagine what she’s going to go through when she wakes up,” she told Global News.
She said she called the suspect down and hit him, and he hit her back.
“It’s really sad, he’s a coward as far as I’m concerned, so maybe he should stand up and be a man and take responsibility,” Mollie said.
Detectives from the VPD’s Major Crime Section are asking anyone with information about this shooting, or who was in the area around the time of the incident, to call them at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
- With files from Rumina Daya
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