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RCMP investigate after Burnaby shooting sends man to hospital

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WATCH: RCMP in Burnaby confirm they are investigating an early morning shooting in the industrial area of Keith Road and Joffre Avenue. Jennifer Palma reports – Aug 15, 2019

A 25-year-old man is in hospital following a shooting in Burnaby early Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were called to an industrial area on Keith Street between Joffre Avenue and Greenall Avenue around 4:15 a.m.

The main area of interest is a wooded area at Ivy Avenue and Keith Street.

One police officer told Global News that the area is known to be frequented by squatters, and that a “social gathering” had been taking place.

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The motive remains unknown.

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Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar says there is no threat to the public.

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“We believe it is targeted, that it was not a random incident,” she said.

The Burnaby RCMP Serious Crime Unit is continuing the investigation. Metal detectors and a dog team were also brought in.

RCMP are appealing for the public’s help in offering up information, asking them to call either police or Crime Stoppers.

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