Vancouver Police are investigating two separate shootings on the city’s east side, which sent two men to hospital with serious injuries early this morning.

The first shooting occurred around midnight near Kingsway and Gladstone Street, when a 44-year-old man from Vancouver was shot multiple times outside a restaurant. The second shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. in the Downtown Eastside. The victim, a 35-year-old man from Surrey, was located by police near East Hastings and Heatley Avenue.

The shootings appear unrelated, however VPD investigators think they were targeted and believe there may be people with information to share with police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.