Coquitlam RCMP update ongoing shooting investigation
2021-12-06 13:08 PST
File # 2021-33498
The Coquitlam RCMP continues to investigate the shooting that occurred on the weekend, leaving one man injured.
On December 4, 2021, at approximately 4:41 p.m., police responded to a shots fired call in the 1600-block of Chickadee Place, Coquitlam. A victim was located and had suffered a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released. His 9-year-old son was sitting in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the shooting but thankfully escaped with no physical injuries. A silver sedan was seen leaving the area immediately following the shooting.
At approximately 4:57 pm, a vehicle fire was reported to the Port Moody Police Department on Maude Court, Port Moody. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned and intentionally set on fire. No injuries were reported in relation to the vehicle fire.
The burnt vehicle is described as an early 2000’s Infiniti G35, silver in colour.
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Coquitlam RCMP is now investigating the nexus between the burnt vehicle in Port Moody and the shooting in Coquitlam.
It is important to note, there remains insufficient evidence to rule out or link this incident to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict, but police do not believe this was a completely random act. We cannot draw inferences that his shooting was a case of mistaken identity and the community should not draw inferences about the victim. It remains an active and fluid investigation as we follow the evidence and facts. The victim of the shooting is not known to police and is cooperating with investigators.
We know this is an unsettling event and casts a ripple effect on public safety in our communities. We are working diligently to gather facts and evidence so that we may find those responsible for this incident, says Corporal Paige Kuz, Media Relations Officer with Coquitlam RCMP.
The Coquitlam RCMP Major Crime Section has conduct of both of these investigations. Police officers are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the following areas for any dash camera video, residential video or any other information that could assist in this investigation:
- the Westwood Plateau and surrounding areas on December 4, between 4:20 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
- the area of Maude Court and Noons Creek Drive on December 4, between 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Anyone who may have been in the area between these two locations is a potential witness states Corporal Kuz.
Residents of areas surrounding these two locations are being urged to mine their memories and review their video surveillance for suspicious vehicles or persons that were new to the area or didn’t seem to belong there, on December 4 or on the days prior.
Coquitlam RCMP thanks the Port Moody Police Department for their initial response police response and their ongoing support of the investigation.
If anyone has information please call the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to the Major Crime Section.
Cpl. Paige KuzMedia Relations Officer
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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