Vancouver’s mayor is calling for action after a man was shot outside a fast food restaurant Saturday night.
The 51-year-old victim was shot while inside a vehicle, and is now recovering in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.
CTV Vancouver reports that police are searching for two suspects who fled the scene and have spoken to witnesses who saw the shooting take place outside the Brentwood Town Centre around 8:30 p.m.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear at this point. It comes after three murders in Surrey over the past week and several other shootings around Metro Vancouver.
One man was critically injured Thursday in what police said was likely a targeted shooting in East Vancouver. Another man was shot in the hand on Wednesday in Surrey’s Clayton Heights neighbourhood.
Mayor Gregor Robertson said that while the number of murders in Vancouver was down overall in 2013, the latest brazen public shootings are cause for concern.
“There’s still way too much gun violence and brazen shootings in public. Which is very, very troubling,” Robertson told CTV News on Sunday.
“The case is very strong that we should have more integration and more regional policing like most other big cities around the world,” Robertson said. “But the province hasn’t shown any real appetite there.”
Anyone who has any information about the Burnaby mall shooting is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP.