Gunman opens fire in Burnaby condo parking lot
Residents of a Burnaby highrise are being told to be vigilant after a targeted shooting not far from the front door of their building.
Someone opened fire at a man in a condo parking lot at 2077 Rosser Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Thursday night.
Although multiple shots were fired, no one was injured.
Mounties flooded the area after shots rang out, and found a vehicle with bullet holes in an underground parkade.
No suspects have been identified and the vehicle linked to the shooting had left by the time officers arrived.
RCMP believe the intended target is linked to organized crime, and lives in the condo building. The province's anti-gang task force has been contacted to investigate the incident.
"Anytime people are involved in this time of crime start shooting at each other it’s a cause for concern," Major John Buis of the Burnaby RCMP told CTV Vancouver.
This is the second serious incident to unfold at the same high-rise tower in the past few weeks.
On Sept. 16, Mounties tracked a truck from Surrey to the same complex after it was allegedly seen being driven erratically. While no arrests were made at the time, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, which is BC's anti-gang agency, was part of the investigation.
RCMP are now looking to see if the incidents are connected.
"It's obvious it's dangerous for everybody and we’re very concerned about that," said Buis.
"But what I can tell you is these incidents don’t take place that often – however we’ve had a string of them now."
Thursday evening's violence is the second serious shooting in the city this week.
The day before, a man with gang ties was sent to hospital after he was shot and crashed into a home on Broadway near Holdom Avenue.
The vehicle came within feet of hitting a young woman who had just fallen asleep in her bed.
Burnaby RCMP Investigating shots fired at this condo building on Rosser near Lougheed. Target not hurt. Happened near front of busy building pic.twitter.com/kohSXaiftP— Sheila Scott (@Sheila_Scott) October 28, 2016