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Coquitlam RCMP investigate shooting after man driving erratically found with gunshot wounds

Police believe injured man could be related to shots fired in Port Coquitlam
Coquitlam RCMP stopped a car early Saturday and found a man inside with gunshot wounds.

A traffic stop on Lougheed Highway in the early morning hours of Saturday (Feb. 19), has provided possible clues to reports of shots fired in Port Coquitlam.

At approximately 2:35 a.m., RCMP located and stopped a vehicle driving erratically on Lougheed Highway.

Inside, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

In a news release, police say officers provided initial first aid and the victim was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Police now say the victim could be linked to reports of shots fired in the 2990 block of Gordon Avenue in Port Coquitlam.

"The investigation is in the early stages and all avenues will be explored to determine the exact circumstances of this incident," the release stated.

According to police, initial indications are that this shooting is between parties known to one another with no risk to the public.

Anyone with more information about this incident, or who has any dash cam video footage, or residential video footage is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.