Investigators have not confirmed at this time whether the shooting and the car fire are related.
According to a news release, Richmond RCMP received a phone call around 9 a.m. Tuesday reporting a man was suffering from a gunshot wound at a training facility in the 11000-block of Twigg Place on Mitchell Island.
The B.C. Maritime Employers Association’s waterfront training centre is located at that site.
Officers arrived to find a 25-year-old man suffering from serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to hospital where he remains for treatment Tuesday afternoon.
A witness at the scene told police a man dressed in black was spotted running away from the area.
Not long after, a car was reported to be on fire in the 5600-block of No. 7 Road, about a 15-minute drive away from the shooting.
“At this time police cannot confirm whether the shooting and vehicle fire are related, however the shooting is not believed to a random incident,” read a news release.
Richmond RCMP’s serious crime unit, forensic investigators and canine officers are investigating both scenes gathering evidence on Tuesday.
“At this point, we are asking anyone who may have been a witness to either of these incidents and have not already spoken with police, to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212,” said Sgt. Janelle Shoihet.