Arrest made in East Vancouver double shooting

Pregnant woman who lost baby in shooting is in serious but stable condition

A 37-year-old Surrey man has been arrested in the May 18 double shooting at an East Vancouver home on Industrial Avenue near Scotia Street.

One of the victims is a 31-year-old Vancouver woman who was shot was in the third trimester of her pregnancy. She is in serious but stable condition in hospital. Her unborn baby did not survive.

The second victim,  a 23-year-old Langley man, is recovering from his injury.

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The shootings took place in an apartment above a print shop. Police said that just before 6 a.m., a men went to the apartment and shot the woman. She called 911 and told the dispatcher that she had been shot and the suspect had left.

Officers arrived a few minutes later to discover that the 23-year-old Langley man had also been shot.

One witness who also lives above the business told the Courier that neither of the victims lived there but they were staying in one of the suites and that the man worked at the print shop.

Police say the shootings were targeted but not gang related.

Vancouver police arrested the Surrey man Sunday night just before 8 p.m., near 154A Avenue and Fraser Highway in Surrey.

Carleton Stevens has been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of ammunition or firearm contrary to a prohibition order. Stevens remains in custody.

The investigation remains on-going and investigators expect that more criminal charges will be laid.  As the matter is now before the courts, police are releasing no further information at this time.

Detectives from the department’s major crime section are asking anyone with information about the shooting, or who was in the area around the time of the incident, to call 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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