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Burning vehicle found after shooting in Coquitlam that left one person hurt

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. Members of the Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive in Newfoundland today to investigate a fatal helicopter crash that occurred near Thorburn Lake yesterday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summary

A person has been shot in Coquitlam on Kingston street

The person has been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

The investigation is currently ongoing but RCMP says there is no risk to the public at this time

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — A man shot early Sunday morning in North Coquitlam has been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sgt. Douglas Cameron with Coquitlam RCMP tells NEWS 1130 shots were fired shortly after 1:00 a.m. in a residential neighbourhood on Kingston Street.

“There’s no risk to the public. The scene is still unfolding. Several members are still at scene,” Cameron says.

Mounties say several people were seen fleeing the area in a car and a short time later, a burning vehicle was found nearby, which is believed to be connected to the shooting.

The RCMP say it’s not clear if the shooting is related to the ongoing gang conflict in the Lower Mainland.

RCMP are asking witnesses with dashcam footage to come forward by contacting Mounties at 604-945-1550 and quote file 2021-820.