Homicide investigators in Coquitlam following apparent targeted shooting

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Police on the scene of an incident that paramedics describe as a potential shooting on Hart Street in Coquitlam on Saturday May 22, 2021. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
Police on the scene of an incident that paramedics describe as a potential shooting on Hart Street in Coquitlam on Saturday May 22, 2021. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

The Lower Mainland's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says a man was "gunned down" in an apparent targeted shooting on Coquitlam on Saturday around 5:30 p.m. PT.

The shooting happened near Hart Street at Henderson Avenue.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) said paramedics were called to the area for a potential shooting but did not transport any patients from the area.

Photos from the scene show a heavy police presence in the area. Police have not yet confirmed if the violence is gang related.

So far this year, 20 homicides and 20 attempted murders have been connected to gang violence, say police, including a recent spate of killings and shootings in public places during daylight hours.

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