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Woman on life support following North Vancouver shooting

Last Updated Apr 4, 2019 at 11:40 am PDT

Investigators are seen here at the scene of a shooting in North Vancouver on April 2, 2019. (Source: CityNews Vancouver)

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The victim of a daylight shooting in North Vancouver is on life support, police say.

It happened late this morning in the Lonsdale area, and North Vancouver RCMP are saying it wasn’t a random incident.

Witnesses heard gunshots shortly before 11 a.m. in an alley by Lonsdale and 12th. When officers arrived on scene, they found an adult woman with gunshot wounds. She was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

An arrest has not yet been made, but police say there is no ongoing risk to the public.

People are being asked to avoid the area of 12th and Lonsdale in North Vancouver while police work. The RCMP says the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit had been called in on the case, and will be working with the North Vancouver RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).