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Teen facing attempted murder charge in East Vancouver shooting

Police say the incident, which investigators believe was targeted and drug-related, left a 19-year-old man with life-altering injuries.

Police tape marks the scene of an incident.

Jennifer Gauthier/Metro file

Police tape marks the scene of an incident.

A 16-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge in connection with a shooting in East Vancouver that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries.

On May 11 around 3 p.m., Vancouver police received reports of gunfire near Nanaimo and Dundas Street.

When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old man with gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital in serious condition, according to police.  

He has since been released from hospital, but has life-altering injuries, police said.

Investigators believe the shooting was targeted and drug-related.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy, who remains in custody, and are recommending a charge of attempted murder.

Since the suspect is a minor, police said his name cannot be released.

Anyone with information about the shooting who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Vancouver police at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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