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Shooting at Kingsway, Suspicious Circumstance at Grandview

Police said a man is recovering in hospital from a gunshot wound to the arm following an overnight shooting in the 3000 block of Kingsway Avenue. Police responded to the Cassandra Hotel after witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the lane behind the hotel.

Members arrived and contained a second floor suite after finding a shell casing in the lane and observing a broken second floor window. Four people were taken out of the suite along with another man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm. A sixth man then shut the door and refused to come out. Emergency Response Team members and a police negotiator were called to assist and after two hours, the intoxicated man came out. No other people or weapons were found in the suite. Several people were taken to the police station for questioning and the VPD Forensic Identification Squad is now processing the suite and the lane behind the hotel.

This appears to be a targeted incident however it is too early to say if it is gang related. Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police or Crime Stoppers.

Public Advisory - Suspicious Circumstance at Grandview Elementary

Vancouver - Vancouver Police are advising the public of a suspicious circumstance that occurred just before 1:00 p.m. yesterday, March 26th, at Grandview Elementary. A six year-old female student was playing near the fence at the south end of the playground that borders Grandview Hwy when she felt a man grab her hand. She pulled her hand away and watched as the man got into a nearby white pick up with a woman and a child inside and drove off. The child reported the incident to the school and police were called.

Vancouver Police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators at 604-717-2541.
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