An 18-year-old male has been taken to hospital after being shot in Richmond.
At around 5 p.m. Richmond RCMP received reports of shots fired in the area of Garden City and Capstan Way.
Witnesses reported one person had been shot and that suspects fled in a vehicle.
Police quickly found the victim, who is known to them, before realizing he had been shot once in the leg.
He was then taken to hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
Richmond RCMP said the investigation is at a “very preliminary stage” and it’s unclear whether or not the shooting was targeted or if it’s gang related. Richmond RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit is continuing with the investigation.
Anyone that witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.