A 21-year-old man was shot dead on Wednesday night in a gang hit in East Vancouver.

Police say it happened at 10:30 pm in the 3200-block of East 6th Avenue between Windermere and Rupert.

The victim apparently answered a knock at the back door and was shot.

Police say the victim is known to them and early indications are that the shooting was targeted but no suspects have been identified.

The victim’s name has not been released.