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Vancouver shootings: 3 wounded in Yaletown, Science World
Shooting in Yaletown followed by shootout at Science World that left officer and suspect wounded

By Mike Laanela, CBC News Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:39 AM PT Last Updated: Jun 10, 2014 8:57 PM PT

After a man was shot near a Starbucks store in Vancouver this morning, the suspect was chased to Science World where shots were exchanged with police officers, leaving the suspect with a bullet wound and an officer with injuries from broken glass.

Police said the shooting victim was a 52-year-old man. Several witnesses told CBC News that the victim was Paul Dragan, owner of the Reckless bike shop on Davie Street.

Const. Brian Montague would not confirm the man's identity but said he was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Speaking at a news conference close to Science World, Montague said that several officers were close by when they received a call reporting shots fired at the corner of Davie Street and Marinaside Crescent in Yaletown.

When they arrived at the scene, they found the injured man.

Police chased a suspect on a bike along the seawall toward Science World, where two officers were in wait.

Vancouver man Brandon Gowing heard gun shots while walking in Yaletown and began recording the below footage, capturing the moment the suspect fled.

An exchange of gunfire behind the building led to the suspect being injured by a bullet, while a female officer suffered minor injuries when she was hit by flying glass when her car windows were shot out.

The suspect was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery and is believed to be in stable condition, Montague said.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has been brought in to investigate the police-related shooting.

Earlier reports that a woman was shot were incorrect, police said.

"The alleged shooter has been taken into custody and police believe that there are no suspects outstanding," said a statement from police.

Large areas of the city were locked down as police responded to the shooting and dozens of students inside Science World were made to lie on the floor after the shots were fired. They have since been allowed to leave the building.

Witness say victim was owner of Bike shop across the street #yaletownshooting

By-stander holding down wounds of #Yaletownshooting victim #shooting #vancouver

Witness say they heard several shots fired and ran the other way. #yaletownshooting



Didn't see anything about this here. Weird to happened so close to home, obviously the circumstance here is different but still must be scary for the people in the area.

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Have they cleaned that place up? I haven't been there in awhile but it used to be the most disgusting Mcdicks.

I didn't go into the place. Was just in the area for something else. I was walking past McDonald's when the shooting by Science World happened.

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There are shootings all over the place all the time. Remember the UN gang vs the Red Scorpions? I remember driving to work in Langley seeing a gas station cordoned off with police tape and bullet shell casings everywhere, the cars were just circling eachother shooting at eachother. And this was happening every week. We just forget that it happens all the time.

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I see why people live in small towns nowadays.

Shootings can occur in small towns too. Don't you remember the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting? It was one of the biggest mass shootings in US history and it occurred in the relatively safe small town of Sandy Hook.

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