Man arrested after reported shooting in Coquitlam overnight

Arrest after shooting

A massive police response descended on a Coquitlam condominium complex early Saturday morning, after reports that a woman was shot and lying bloodied in the lobby.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Royal Columbian Hospital with undetermined injuries and a man was taken from the scene in handcuffs.

RCMP Emergency Response Team units were seen outside the building at 652 Whiting Way and large sections of the sidewalk outside had been taped off by police.

The shooting, thought to have occurred just after midnight Saturday morning emptied the building just south of Burquitlam Station of residents after someone had triggered a fire alarm. Residents were kept outside for hours while police officers dealt with any potential threats

Whiting Way and Foster Street were blocked in all directions.

Coquitlam RCMP has yet to release any details of the shooting.

This is the second shooting in the city in the past week. On Jan. 10, residents of a Burke Mountain neighbourhood were left in shock after a drive-by shooting sent one man to hospital and left the street littered in shell casings.

At the time, Coquitlam RCMP said it was unclear whether the shooting was connected to a rise in gang violence seen across the Lower Mainland of late.

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