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Target of Burnaby shooting uninjured: RCMP

A BMW was riddled with bullets in a targeted, drug-related shooting outside a strip mall at Canada Way and Sperling Avenue Tuesday night, say RCMP. - Shane McKichan/Contributed
A BMW was riddled with bullets in a targeted, drug-related shooting outside a strip mall at Canada Way and Sperling Avenue Tuesday night, say RCMP.
— image credit: Shane McKichan/Contributed

Burnaby RCMP is investigating after a car was showered with bullets Tuesday evening on Canada Way.

Multiple gunshots were reported to police at about 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 15 in the area of a strip mall at Canada Way and Sperling Avenue.

Officers arrived to find an unoccupied 2007 BMW riddled with a "significant number of bullet holes," according to RCMP. The owner of the car, a man from the Lower Mainland, was found uninjured nearby. The car was unoccupied at the time of the shooting.

"The investigation indicates that this was a targeted attempted murder which appears to be drug-related," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP. "The target of this shooting is believed to have been the registered owner who is very well known to the police in the Lower Mainland."

Anyone with information about the incident who has not spoken to police is asked to call the Burnaby RCMP Serious Crime Unit at 604-294-7922 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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