One shot, another assaulted in armed robbery in Delta

“The two victims came out of a local store and again were approached by these two, possibly three individuals. One of the individuals did sustain a non-life-threatening gun shot wound and the other individual did sustain injuries which appeared to be as a result of a physical assault,” said Delta Police Cst. Ciaran Feenan.

A man was shot and another was beaten after an attempted robbery at a Delta strip mall. Scott Village on Scott Road at 93A Avenue is being investigated by police after what started as a robbery, ended with shots being fired.

Police say two men walked out of one of the shops just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and were attacked by three strangers.

Cst. Feenan said it’s not gang related but is cause for concern because it was in a busy area and involved gun violence.

“It has insurance businesses, restaurants in the area, and so there could’ve been innocent bystanders that were possibly hit by stray bullets, so it’s concerning to us…It’s something we don’t see on a regular basis. It was a robbery that was taking place and unfortunately someone was shot,” added Feenan.

Police are looking for the three suspects that took off in a vehicle right after the fight. Investigators don’t know why the men were attacked or what the suspects were looking for. The victims are expected to make full recoveries. This is the second shooting in Metro Vancouver in as many days.

“At this point it appears to be a robbery; I have no indication it was gang related,” Feenan said.

Major crimes unit investigators are on scene investigating and Feenan said more information should be released later tonight.

He asked anyone witnesses to please phone Delta police at 604-946-4411.