RCMP investigate second targeted shooting in Burnaby
The intended victim of the shooting was known to police and is affiliated with organized crime
Burnaby RCMP are investigating an attempted shooting at an apartment building near Lougheed Highway late Thursday night.
Officers responded after a caller heard shots fired in a high-rise building in the 2000 block of Rosser Avenue around 11:30 p.m. PT.
RCMP said no one was injured, but a vehicle in an underground parking lot was damaged by gunfire.
Officers said the intended target of the shooting is known to police and is affiliated with an organized crime group.
No arrests have been made.
RCMP ask public to be cautious
The incident was the second targeted shooting in Burnaby this week.
Early on Wednesday morning a man drove his car into the bedroom of a house after he was shot.
Burnaby investigators said they are working with other RCMP detachments to determine whether these incidents are linked.
Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis of the Burnaby RCMP said that members of the public should be cautious.
"For now we believe that the public is not at great risk, but having said that, you should always be mindful of your surroundings, and particularly if you see known gang members in the area," he said.
RCMP are asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.