The Coquitlam teen injured in Saturday night’s shooting has died.
The Vancouver Police Department made the announcement at 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 15.
The 15-year-old boy from Coquitlam was hit by a stray bullet as two men exchanged gunfire on Saturday night. The boy was riding in a car with his parents when the shooting occurred in the in the vicinity of the Indochine restaurant on Broadway at Ontario Street around 9:15.
“This is the type of call I absolutely dread and I am incredibly saddened and heartbroken,” Chief Adam Palmer said at a press conference earlier in the afternoon when it was announced the teen was on life-support and unlikely to survive. “It is rare in Vancouver for an innocent victim to be caught up in this type of violence and this investigation remains a priority for us. We are pulling all available resources together.”
Palmer also announced that 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside, who is believed to be one of the two shooters, was seriously injured and died overnight. He is known to police.
A third victim, a Vancouver man is his 30s, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.