Police tape covered a strip mall in Coquitlam after reports of a shooting in the area Wednesday evening.
“Police are asking people to avoid the area of David Avenue at Coast Meridian Road in Coquitlam due to an ongoing police incident,” Coquitlam RCMP said in a release.
Mounties were short on details but witnesses in the area told Global News they heard multiple shots fired.
Police were focussed on a round table outside Hiraku Sushi.
Footage from the scene shows a person being loaded into a BC Ambulance with paramedics giving the victim chest compressions.
Maggie Hill lives nearby and says the whole situation has left her shaken.
“It’s terrifying because I’m afraid that one day somebody innocent going into the store or going for lunch is gonna get shot there and have nothing to do with the situation.”
No word from officials on the cause or extent of the victims injuries.
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TransLink detoured multiple bus routes while the surrounding roads were closed.
Global News has reached out to BC Emergency Health Services and Coquitlam RCMP for further comment.
More to come.