British Columbia

North Vancouver shooting victim with 'non-survivable injuries' identified

Ngoc Mai 'Anita' Nguyen has been on life support with 'non-survivable injuries' since she was taken to hospital after being shot in the city's Lonsdale area on Tuesday.

Ngoc Mai 'Anita' Nguyen has been on life support since Tuesday shooting

Anita Nguyen is not expected to survive her injuries after being shot in broad daylight in North Vancouver on Tuesday. (Facebook)

A 32-year-old woman is on life support with "non-survivable injuries" after being shot in the Lonsdale area of North Vancouver on Tuesday.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the woman as Ngoc Mai "Anita" Nguyen on Thursday.

She was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of Lonsdale Avenue after police were called around 10:45 a.m. PT Tuesday.

A statement from IHIT said the Nguyen was taken to hospital, where she was placed on life support.

An alley near an intersection in Lonsdale was taped off after the shooting on Tuesday. The victim has remained on life support in the days since. (Emily Vance)

Cpl. Frank Jang said the shooting is believed to be targeted and investigators are working to determine a possible motive.

"We will be continuing our coordinated canvass of the neighbourhood where the shooting took place for video surveillance footage and witnesses," Jang said in a statement. 

"Our detectives will continue to follow up on several leads and we urge anyone with information about what happened to Anita Nguyen to contact IHIT immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.