Maple Ridge shoot­ing vic­tim drove him­self to hos­pi­tal

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Po­lice say the man shot in Maple Ridge over the week­end drove him­self to hos­pi­tal.

In an up­date Tues­day morn­ing, Ridge Mead­ows RCMP said the man was in his ve­hi­cle around 10:30 p.m. on Satur­day near Selkirk and 223rd Street when a sec­ond ve­hi­cle ap­proached and sev­eral shots were fired into the man’s white Hyundai.

“There was no ‘re­turn fire’ or ex­change of gun shots be­tween the two ve­hi­cles,” said RCMP Const. Julie Klauss­ner in a news re­lease.

The man who was shot, a 30-year-old who is known to po­lice, had se­ri­ous in­juries. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say the shoot­ing was tar­geted.

“We take public safety very se­ri­ously and the public should be con­cerned when there is a shoot­ing,” said Klauss­ner. “In this in­ci­dent, po­lice were on scene within min­utes of the calls and were quickly able to de­ter­mine this was an iso­lated, tar­geted in­ci­dent and not a ran­dom shoot­ing.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have spo­ken to wit­nesses but are ask­ing the public to pro­vide any surveil­lance video or dash­board cam­era footage they may have of the shoot­ing. Any­one who has in­for­ma­tion, or who hasn’t yet spo­ken to po­lice, is asked to call RCMP Const. Josh Brushett at 604-463-6251.

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