COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) — One woman was shot at a Coquitlam apartment tower in the early hours of Saturday morning, prompting an evacuation.
According to Coquitlam RCMP, police were called to the building at Foster Avenue and Whiting Way for reports of shots fired.
MORE: Still an active scene here in #Coquitlam as hundreds remain evacuated from the towers. Multiple residents telling me they heard 3 loud bangs, followed by the fire alarm. Some adding they saw a female wounded at the front entrance when leaving. @NEWS1130 @CityNewsVAN pic.twitter.com/H6t9TOkHi2
— Chad Harris (@ChadHarrisTV) January 16, 2021
“A woman was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was immediately taken to hospital for medical assistance,” reads a release.
One man has been arrested and remains in custody.
“This appears to be an isolated incident and there is no risk to public safety,” police say.
Coquitlam RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact them at 604-945-1550. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1000-222-8477.