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London police warn public after west-end shooting

London police are investigating a robbery that involved multiple shots being fired in the city’s west end.

A man was shot twice and a woman was assaulted with a weapon, said police

London police are investigating a robbery that involved multiple shots being fired in the city’s west end. (Chris Ensing/CBC)

London police are investigating a robbery that involved multiple shots being fired in the city's west end.

Police were called to an incident at a parking lot in the area of Vicsount and Wonderland Roads last Thursday.

Police said multiple shots were fired after a man attempted to rob a young couple of their vehicle.

A man was shot twice and a woman was assaulted with a weapon, said police. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police are on the lookout for a man who is about six feet tall.

Incident similar to another attempted robbery

The police service said last Thursday's incident was similar to a separate robbery that occurred in the same area back in February.

In that incident, a young couple was approached in the parking lot at Westmout Mall by a man who attempted to rob them of the vehicle.

"We are quite concerned about these incidents and want to encourage people to be vigilant, be aware of your surroundings and be sure to report any suspicious activity in this area to police immediately," said Det. Sgt. Blair Harvey.

Police continue to search for the suspect.