Shooting at old IGA

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The violence in Vancouver continues, and is not isolated to downtown. From the CBC:


The victim was taken to hospital after being shot in the parking lot of the IGA on Broadway near Arbutus Street around 11:30 [pm] PT, police said.

The recent spate of gang violence appears to be continuing across the Lower Mainland after a man was shot and wounded overnight Sunday in Vancouver’s normally quiet Kitsilano neighbourhood. A witness told CBC News that they saw two men shoot about eight to 12 shots at each other.

So this wasn’t “just” a targeted liquidation, it appears to be an actual shoot out. Near a supermarket. wtf.

Last modified: February 9, 2009

6 Responses to " Shooting at old IGA "

  1. vancityguy says:

    This is completely unnerving.

    Friday night a young couple is killed via hit and run walking from Granville Island after an evening out together.

    Now shots fired only a few blocks up from St. Augustine’s elementary school.

  2. Duncan says:

    A hit and run down the street and now a shootout like a couple blocks from my house?! Crazy week… 🙁

  3. Silverhalide says:

    @Vancityguy: “A few blocks up from St. Augustine\’s elementary school.”

    Why go that far? It was kitty corner from Lord Tennyson.

    …and a block from my place.

  4. darren says:

    Was out walking my dog when the shots rang out. I’m about 7 blocks away and I counted 8 to 10 (can’t remember) VERY loud shots.

    The dog was cool with it.

    I was freaked out by it.

  5. Bill Barilko says:

    I heard the shots too the city was so quiet then this, second gangster shootout close to my place in 2 years.