Coquitlam RCMP investigates shooting - one person injured

2021-12-05 16:59 PST

File # 2021-33498

The Coquitlam RCMP is investigating a shooting overnight that has left one man injured. The victim’s 9-year-old son who was in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the shooting, thankfully escaped completely unharmed.

On December 4, 2021, at approximately 4:41 p.m., police responded to a shots fired call in the 1600-block of Chickadee Place, Coquitlam. A victim was located and had suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released. A silver sedan was seen leaving the area immediately following the shooting.

The Coquitlam RCMP Major Crime Section has conduct of the file. Investigators are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the area of the Westwood Plateau and surrounding areas between 4:20 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. for any dash camera video, residential video or any other information that could assist in this investigation.

At this time, there is insufficient information to rule out or link this incident to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict, but police do not believe this was a completely random act.

As you can appreciate, this incident occurred just over 24-hours ago and it is much too early to speculate on motive or associations, says Corporal Paige Kuz, Media Relations Officer. We know this is an unsettling event in our community and we are working diligently to gather facts and evidence so that we may find those responsible for this incident, says Corporal Kuz.

If anyone has information please call the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to the Major Crime Section.

Released by

Cpl. Paige Kuz

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP (English only)
Office: 604-945-1580


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