The Coquitlam RCMP is investigating Saturday night’s broad daylight shooting at a restaurant in the Burquitlam neighborhood, in which two people were injured with non-fatal injuries.
The Mounties were called to the Pizza Factory on Clark Road and Hobbies Way at 7:43 p.m. for the reported shooting.
When officers arrived, they saw a man and a woman suffering gunshot wounds.
Eyewitnesses from a nearby apartment building told Global News that they heard 5-6 gunshots and people living there were shaken by the incident.
“I was putting my daughter to sleep,” said a Global News witness.
“It was really intense and scary. It’s such a family-oriented place. It’s quite scary.”
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Another witness was watching TV from his apartment when he heard gunshots.
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“I saw a man dressed in black, he ran down Claremont Street – he was alone, I was looking to see if he got into a car, but he kept running until he was out of my sight Done,” she told Global News.
“When I came down [from my apartment] There were police everywhere. People were being questioned, things like that,” he said.
BC Emergency Health Services sent two ambulances to the scene and told Global News that one person was taken to hospital.
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According to Mountis, the perpetrator is still on the run and the motive for the shooting is currently unknown.
The public is being asked to avoid the area of Clark Road, which is closed between Como Lake Road and Smith Avenue.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP.
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