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Two in hospital, suspect missing from Coquitlam shooting

Police responded to reports of shots fired in Burquitlam and need the public's help in identifying the suspect involved.
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Coquitlam RCMP surround an apparent Burquitlam business plaza at the intersection of Clarke Road and Hobbis Way the night of June 18, 2022.

Two people are injured and a suspect is still missing as Coquitlam Mounties investigate a shooting tonight (June 18).

RCMP confirm there were no fatalities from the Burquitlam incident before 7:45 p.m. after officers responded to reports of shots fired at 565 Clarke Rd. — a business lot at the Hobbis Way intersection.

A man and a woman were taken to hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds, spokesperson S/Sgt. Kyle Simpson says in a release.

He adds the motive for the shooting "is not yet known" and the suspect hasn't been found or identified.

"The public is being asked to avoid the area if possible," Simpson adds.

This is the fourth known shooting of 2022 in Coquitlam to date.

On social media, residents living nearby say they heard around six gun shots when the incident happened.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) also appeared at the scene as it took place across from the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station.

Police are now seeking witness statements, as well as photos, videos and/or dashcam footage in hopes of finding the suspect involved.

Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.