VPD probe shooting, possible ambush in Kits

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Vancouver police are investigating after an overnight shooting and possible armed ambush in Kitsilano. Officers responded to a shots fired call near Trafalgar Street and West 15th around 1:30am this morning after several people reported hearing the sound of gunfire and tires squealing.

Officers arrived to find a Dodge minivan stopped in the 2700 block of West 16th. Police believe the van’s driver sped out of a back laneway to escape gunfire. The 29-year-old driver was unharmed, but was taken to hospital for assessment.

Investigators from the VPD Robbery/Assault Squad say they’re confident the incident is targeted and that the suspects were waiting in the lane when the van drove through. A shell casing was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD Robbery/Assault Squad at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Last modified: August 6, 2010

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