IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting in Vancouver (2022-180)

Case: 2022-180 Incident Date: July 16, 2022 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a police-involved shooting incident that resulted in serious injuries to one man.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that at about 8:45 p.m. on July 16, 2022, police responded to a reported break-in at a building near the intersection of Gore Avenue and Railway Street.

It is reported that an officer attempted to stop a vehicle leaving that area, but the driver did not stop. An interaction occurred near the intersection of East 2nd Avenue and Commercial Street, and shots were fired. The IIO investigation will determine who fired shots during the incident but it is reported that the man had a weapon.

The driver of the vehicle sustained serious gunshot-related injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and deployed investigators to the scene.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information about the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

Background

The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.

info@iiobc.ca

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