The VPD are asking the public for information regarding a random
shooting in East Vancouver last month that left a skateboarder with a bullet hole
through his hand.
Just before 3 am on October 4th, a 21-year-old Vancouver man was riding his
skateboard on Windemere Street near East 19th Avenue when a he heard a loud bang as a vehicle drove past him. A local resident heard the victim screaming in pain and
called 9-1-1. He was treated for the gunshot wound through his hand and released
from hospital. The victim is not known to police and there no obvious motive.
The initial search of the area in darkness did not show evidence of the shooting. A
bullet casing was found the next morning and in an additional search for evidence,
police recovered a bullet lodged in a parked vehicle.Police are releasing a set of surveillance images from a nearby camera showing a vehicle of interest. The vehicle is described as being red and even though the images are poor quality, police believe it is possibly a newer model Mazda 3. Investigators are hoping someone will combine the image of the vehicle and the circumstances surrounding the shooting and help identify those involved.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.-30-