One man is dead and the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit is investigating after a shooting last night in Port Moody.

Citizens called the Port Moody Police at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th, after a man was shot in the parking lot of the Port Moody Recreation Centre in the 300 block Ioco Road. The 35 year old man was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight. At this early stage of the investigation it appears that the man was exiting his car to go play ball hockey when he was shot and a dark-coloured SUV was reportedly seen fleeing the scene.

Members of the VPD Forensic Identification Unit expect to be on scene in and around the Port Moody Rec Centre throughout the morning. The victim is known to police and while it is still early in the investigation, police believe this was a targeted gang-related shooting.

Anyone who has information or any witnesses who have yet to speak with police about the shooting is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit at (604) 717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.