The VPD are asking the public for information regarding a random shooting in East Vancouver last month that left a skateboarder with a bullet hole through his hand.mazda-collage-skateboard-shooting

Just before 3 am on October 4th, a 21-year-old Vancouver man was riding his skateboard on Windemere Street near East 19th Avenue when a he heard a loud bang as a vehicle drove past him. A local resident heard the victim screaming in pain and called 9-1-1. He was treated for the gunshot wound through his hand and released from hospital.

The victim is not known to police and there no obvious motive.

The initial search of the area in darkness did not show evidence of the shooting. A bullet casing was found the next morning and in an additional search for evidence, police recovered a bullet lodged in a parked vehicle.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.