A woman who was shot in her Vancouver home early this morning was in the third trimester of her pregnancy. The baby did not survive. The woman is in critical condition.
Police say just before 6 a.m., someone went into the 31-year-old’s home on Industrial Avenue near Scotia Street — not far from the Main Street – Science World SkyTrain station — and shot her.
“The victim called 911, reporting that she had been shot and the suspect had left. Our officers arrived on scene minutes later to discover that there was also a 23-year-old Langley man who had also been shot in the same apartment,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette.
“The woman… was rushed to hospital in critical condition. She was in the third trimester of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, the unborn child did not survive,” says Doucette.
The man has non-life threatening injuries. “All indicators right now is that this was a targeted shooting and is not related to any sort of gang conflict,” says Doucette.
The VPD isn’t revealing, at this time, the link between the woman and the 23-year-old Langley man. “Our officers are continuing the investigation, they’re going to collect as much information as possible, identify the suspect or the people responsible and present that information to Crown to lay appropriate charges.”
No arrests have been made.
“We’re asking anyone who may have been in the area, may have witnessed anything suspicious around the time, so that could be coming or going from the area, that caught your attention. And now that you know there was an incident, we’re asking you to all the police. Let us figure out if that information is important.”
The motive is unclear.
If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.