A shooting in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood ended in a gunfight between police and a suspect near the Telus World of Science.

Here’s a breakdown of how it went down, according to police and witnesses.


First shooting scene

  • Shortly after 11 a.m., police receive reports of shots fired in the city’s Yaletown neighbourhood, at Davie Street and Marinaside Crescent, outside a Starbucks coffee shop
  • Police arrive to find a 61-year-old man suffering a gunshot wound. He is rushed to hospital in serious condition
  • A 52-year-old male suspect flees the scene. At least part of the way he is riding a bike

Second shooting scene

  • Vancouver police officers follow the suspect to an area outside the Telus World of Science, at the edge of False Creek
  • Two officers were looking for the suspect when gunfire broke out just outside the building
  • Construction workers near the scene report hearing up to 12 shots fired
  • An unmarked police car remained parked at the scene with its back window smashed out. What appeared to be a pool of blood could be seen behind the vehicle.
  • Dozens of people are trapped inside the science centre, a popular family attraction
  • A female officer is hurt. She was treated in hospital for a minor injury and released from hospital
  • The suspect is taken into custody, and police say they aren’t looking for anyone else

1:30 p.m. Vancouver police press conference

  • VPD Spokesperson Const. Brian Montague says hundreds of people witnessed the shootings
  • Police are inundated with videos and photos of the incident
  • Police ask witnesses to hold onto their photos and videos, police will want to see them all
  • Say it’s too early to know whether the event is targeted
  • Police say they will not release any information into the suspect or victim identities
  • The Independent Investigations Office takes over the probe into the officer-involved shooting

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