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Vancouver police hunt Tim Hortons shooting suspect

Vancouver police are looking for a man who fled the scene of a shooting inside a Tim Hortons restaurant in downtown Vancouver Tuesday night.

Man covered face with scarf before firing on victim

Tim Hortons shooting

10 years ago
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Police say the man shot inside the busy downtown Vancouver restaurant was targeted and known to them 2:11

Vancouver police are looking for a man who fled the scene of a shooting inside a Tim Hortons restaurant in downtown Vancouver Tuesday night.

Police said the suspect is an adult at least six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing and a ball cap, and had a scarf covering his face.

At about 7:30 p.m. PT, the suspect approached a 30-year-old Vancouver man, who was sitting by himself inside the restaurant at Howe and Davie streets.

The 30-year-old got up and began to run through the busy restaurant, at which point he was shot at and hit several times.

Police said the suspect fled in a light brown or gold-coloured SUV that was waiting on Howe Street. The vehicle then took off towards the Granville Street Bridge.

The victim ran to the Granville Street Community Police Centre and was rushed to hospital, where he remained on Wednesday, recovering from non-life threatening injuries.

Vancouver Police said the motive for the shooting is unknown, but investigators believe that it was targeted.

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