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Pedestrians pelted with pellet guns in unprovoked Coquitlam assault

Coquitlam RCMP say two men walked behind the victims and shot at their legs in the City Centre area.
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Stock image of a pellet gun, which was used in an unprovoked attack on a pair of Coquitlam pedestrians on Feb. 21, 2023.

A pair of pedestrians suffered minor injuries after they were randomly shot by pellet guns in Coquitlam's City Centre neighbourhood last month.

Today (March 3), RCMP are asking for the public's help to identify the suspects involved in the unprovoked assault.

On Feb. 21 around 12:20 a.m., two unknown men were walking behind the victims near the intersection of Glen and Lansdowne drives — just south of Gleneagle Secondary.

They used guns to shoot more than a dozen pellets at the pedestrians' legs, Mounties spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins said.

The men then fled on foot and were seen heading east on Glen Drive.

"This event is very concerning to police as there is no clear motive to this unprovoked assault," Hodgins added in a news release.

She said the victims sustained minor injuries in the attack.

Coquitlam RCMP also believe there may be more victims from similar incidents and are asking witnesses to come forward.

As well, the public is asked to submit any potential video of the Feb. 21 assault as part of the investigation, including dash cam, CCTV, surveillance or general video footage.

The two men involved are described as 5'8" and 5'9" respectively, and were wearing all black clothing at the time of the attack.

Anyone with more information or video of the incident is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2023-4840.