Police closed a stretch of West Cordova in downtown Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighbourhood where two men were shot Monday night.

The shooting happened at around 10:30 p.m. PT  and the two men were rushed to hospital with "serious injuries," the Vancouver Police Department said in a statement.

Officers closed West Cordova Street between Burrard and Bute streets, and detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section were called to the scene.