2 charged after man carrying baby was shot outside Vancouver restaurant: police
Man was also with woman and 3-year-old at time of targeted shooting in Dunbar neighbourhood Tuesday
Two men have been charged after a man carrying a baby was shot outside a restaurant in Vancouver's Dunbar neighbourhood.
Police said a 42-year-old Vancouver man was injured in the shooting which happened near West 29th Avenue and Dunbar Street around 5:45 p.m.
The man, who was carrying the baby in a car seat, was also with a woman and a three-year-old at the time, police said.
Officers were called to the area after several 911 calls reported shots being fired, police said.
The suspects fled in a car and collided with a parked car. They tried to run away again on foot, but police found and arrested them nearby.
Liban Hassan, 35, and Ahmed Ismail, 24, have been charged with attempted murder, police said Wednesday.
"This was a reckless act in a heavily populated area, very early in the evening," Const. Tania Visintin said in a statement.
"It's frightening for the neighbourhood and the consequences could have been far worse. This type of crime is not welcome in Vancouver."
Police say their investigation continues, and both men will remain in custody until their next court appearance next week.
Anyone with information about the shooting, or anyone who has dashcam footage from Tuesday between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the area of Dunbar Street and West 29th Avenue, is asked to call Vancouver police at 604-717-2541.