Early morning shooting in Burnaby

Police are investigating after shots were fired in 7200 block of Arcola Street in Burnaby on Thursday morning

indexLocal Mounties are trying to piece together the events that led to shots being fired on a quiet Burnaby street Thursday morning.  Police were called to the 7200 block of Arcola Street at 5:30 a.m. after getting a call about gun shots.  “The initial investigation suggests two men were involved in an altercation before shots were fired,” said Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis. He also noted there was evidence that someone was possibly injured, but a victim hasn’t turned up.  Police said two cars were seen fleeing the scene, but there are no descriptions of the vehicles.  A third person, possibly a woman, might be involved but that couldn’t be confirmed by police.  “We’re still trying to figure out what took place,” Buis said.  Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to contact the local RCMP detachment.  In the meantime, Buis said he isn’t aware of any similar recent incidents in the neighbourhood.  “We’re disappointed that shots were fired in a neighbourhood where there could be people or cars,” he said. “People were in danger and that’s not something we like to see.”

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