Doctor shot in face during downtown Vancouver gun violence: sources

CityNews has learned a local doctor was the victim in a brazen downtown Vancouver shooting last week.

Sources confirm that the doctor was not the intended target, but was left with significant injuries after being shot in the face around 7:50 p.m. near Homer Street and West Pender Street on April 3.

CityNews learned Friday that there was an exchange of “words” between the gunman and the doctor before shots rang out.

The Vancouver Police Department said at the time the shooting was not related to the ongoing B.C. gang conflict, but did say that investigators believed it to be targeted.

Sources say the 46-year-old victim will likely need some form of reconstructive surgery during his recovery.

It was the second instance of gunfire in the area last week after a daylight shooting on March 30 left locals fearing for their safety.

That shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. on Robson Street near Richards Street. Police also believe that shooting was targeted.

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