Man opens fire at car with baby inside in Vancouver's River District, police say

WATCH: Vancouver police are appealing for the public's help to find the suspects who allegedly fired at a car with a baby inside in the city's 'River District' on Monday afternoon. Kristen Robinson reports.

Vancouver police are investigating an “attempted murder” in the city’s River District, that saw a suspect allegedly fire a gun at a car with a one-year-old child inside.

According to police, the incident happened around 5 p.m. Monday in the 3400-block of Sawmill Crescent, southwest of Boundary Road and Marine Drive.

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“It appears a vehicle carrying two adults and an infant child was shot at a number of times by an unknown assailant,” said Const. Steve Addison, who said the assailant exited his vehicle to open fire.

“The occupants of the vehicle that was fired upon were able to drive away from the area and fortunately were not injured.”

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Addison said the suspect is described as a South Asian man in his 20s.

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He said police believe there was a second person in the suspect’s vehicle, and added that the attack is believed to have been targeted.

Police are looking to speak with anyone who witnessed the shooting or who has dashcam video shot in the area Monday evening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vancouver police or Crime Stoppers if they wish to remain anonymous.

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