A 17 year old male youth is in critical condition in hospital with injuries and the Vancouver Police are investigating after he was shot earlier this morning in southeast Vancouver.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., police were called to the 2200 block Bonaccord Drive for reports of several shots fired and the sounds of an unknown vehicle heard speeding away from the area. Officers arrived to find the youth suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, apparently having been shot while outside somewhere nearby.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he is being treated and is currently in critical but stable condition.

While there are no clear motives at this very early stage in the investigation, early indications are that this does not appear to be random. There have been no arrests and there is currently no suspect information available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD Robbery/Assault/Arson Unit at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.