Man shot inside Cactus Club Café in Burnaby
A man shot inside a Cactus Club Café in Burnaby is expected to survive.
According to Lower Mainland District RCMP, the man in his 30s was shot by another man today (January 7) while sitting with others in the restaurant at 4653 Kingsway, across the street from Metropolis at Metrotown.
In a news release, police said "indications are that this shooting was targeted" though "it is not clear as to whether there are any gang connections".
"The restaurant had several patrons inside at the time of the shooting," Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for Lower Mainland District RCMP, said in the release. "It is extremely fortunate that no innocent bystanders were injured."
Witnesses told police that the suspect fled on foot. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Burnaby RCMP's serious crime unit is investigating with help from Lower Mainland Distrct RCMP's integrated police dog service and forensic identification service.