Burnaby RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is investigating a shooting in South Burnaby that has left one man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Around 11:20 a.m., on July 4, 2022 Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to reports of an injured person near Patterson Avenue and Hurst Street. Upon arrival, police located a 59-year-old man with what are believed to be non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
The victim was conscious and breathing when he was transported to the hospital for treatment.
While the investigation is in its early stages, this incident does appear to be targeted and there does not appear to be any ongoing risk to the public. The victim is known to police.
Burnaby RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit is leading the investigation into this shooting. Our officers are also working closely with The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) to determine if this shooting has any ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict or organized crime, said Cpl. Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP.
While this incident is believed to be targeted, we understand any shooting is troubling for our community.
Traffic in the area of Patterson Avenue and Hurst Street will likely be affected for several hours due to the ongoing investigation.
Burnaby RCMP is asking for dashcam video from specific areas of Burnaby at specific times to assist in the investigation:
Any witnesses or drivers with dashcam video from the area of Patterson Avenue and Hurst Street from around 11:20 a.m. on July 4, 2022 are asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. Please quote file #22-21966.
The suspect vehicle is a grey 2020 Kia Forte. It was captured by surveillance video in the area of Patterson Avenue and Hurst Street before the shooting, which happened around 11:20 a.m., leaving a 59-year-old victim with non-life-threatening injuries.
Drivers with dashcam video from the area bordered by Patterson Ave., Imperial St., Frederick Ave. and Rumble St., between 10:45 a.m. and 11:20 a.m., are asked to please contact police.
Drivers with dashcam video taken along Willingdon Avenue or Patterson Avenue as well as along Dawson Street between 11:15 a.m. and 11:40 a.m., are also asked to contact police.
We believe dashcam footage from these specific times and areas may assist us in this investigation and in tracking the movements of the suspect vehicle and anyone associated to it, said Cpl. Mike Kalanj with Burnaby RCMP.
We are urging anyone who was in the area at those times who may have dashcam footage to contact our investigators.
The victim who was shot is continuing to recover. Investigators believe the shooting was targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP’s dedicated tip line at 604-646-9511.