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Richmond man shot in tile store

Richmond Mounties are investigating a shooting that put a man in hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday evening.

The victim was shot at a tile store in the 11100-block of Bridgeport Road around 6 p.m.

He managed to cross the street and find someone to call 911. He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

RCMP have not confirmed how many times the victim was shot or whether the incident was linked to drugs, gangs or organized crime.

No suspects have been identified but officers and a K9 unit were called to search the area.

Bridgeport Road between Shell and Simpson roads remained closed as of 9 p.m.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP detachment.

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