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.
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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.
The motive remains unknown.
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Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar says there is no threat to the public.
“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.