A 33-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after he was shot multiple times inside the Lam Hoa Quan restaurant at 5073 Victoria Drive around 12:30 p.m. PT Thursday.

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Vancouver police linvestigators leave the back of the Lam Hoa Quan restaurant and head out into the alley. (CBC)

Vancouver Police spokesperson Const. Randy Fincham says police believe a lone gunman entered from the rear, fired the shots, and fled out the back to a waiting car. 

The victim, who has not been identified, was rushed to hospital by ambulance where he is listed in critical, but stable condition. 

Fincham says he is known to police and investigators believe he was the target of the attack.

As reporters were arriving, police escorted another man covered in plastic out of the restaurant and placed him in a police cruiser

It's the second shooting in three months in the same block. In March, a Burnaby man was shot multiple times in a targeted attack at Victoria Drive and E 35th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. PT on a Saturday night. The wounded man in that shooting got out of his car and stumbled into a restaurant. 

The Victoria Drive block has been closed to traffic.

Fincham says investigators are canvassing the area for witnesses and video.

Police are asking anyone who might have information on the shooting to call them at 604-717-2541.

MAP: 5073 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, B.C.