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Woman shot, man arrested in Coquitlam after gunfire prompts evacuation of building

Last Updated Jan 16, 2021 at 6:23 pm PST


A 21-year old woman was shot at a Coquitlam apartment building early Saturday

One man has been arrested and police say the shooting was an 'isolated incident,' there is 'no risk to public safety'

Police remain on the scene

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.

“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.