Late Thursday night a gunman opened fire on Main Street, targeting two pedestrians before turning the gun on himself. A rare random act of violence on city streets.
The suspect is in critical condition currently and the Vancouver Police do not know why the suspect decided to suddenly jump from a car on Main Street near 26th Avenue and begin shooting. The 34 year old suspect is known to police.
One person was grazed by a bullet and the second pedestrian was not hurt in the incident that took place around 11 p.m. The two targets were deemed to be completely random.
A man suspected of shooting at two people has died in hospital.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on July 4th, Vancouver Police received several 9-1-1 calls about shots being fired on East 26th Avenue near Main Street.
Police were told that a man had pulled out a handgun and shot at two men on the street before turning the gun on himself. When officers arrived, they found a 34 year old Vancouver man critically injured from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead this morning.
The two men were understandably shaken, and one man received a minor injury when grazed by a bullet. He was treated at the scene by ambulance.
There is nothing to indicate that the two men were targeted and they have no known connection to the suspect.
The investigation is continuing.