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Shooting in Richmond leaves one hurt; RCMP looks for help

Last Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 2:48 pm PST

(Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

A man was found by officers suffering what appear to be gun shot wounds late Friday night

Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who may have any information related to this shooting

The incident is believed to be targeted

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – A 20-year-old man is in hospital after police say he was shot in Richmond last night.

Officers arrived to the area of Westminster Highway near Gilbert Road just before 10:30 p.m. where they found the man suffering from gun shot wounds.

“We believe that this shooting was targeted,” says Corporal Shawn Hazell with the Richmond RCMP Serious Crimes Unit.

According to a release, Mounties have secured a location in the area of Lynas Lane near Westminster Highway, not far from where the injured man was found. They are being helped by the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the Integrated Police Dog Services, but are also looking to speak with witnesses or anyone else who may know something about this incident.

“We have a number of officers investigating this matter which we believe occurred near Lynas Lane sometime last night,” Hazell says. “The victim is known to police and has been less than cooperative with us thus far. Though the investigation is in the early stages, we are canvassing the area for video surveillance or any information or evidence that could assist us.”

If you have any information, you’re asked to get in touch with Corporal Shawn Hazell at 604-278-1212. If you’d like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)