This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

Suspect in alleged stranger attacks shot by police in Vancouver's Gastown

Police responded to reports of a man with a weapon near Cambie and Cordova streets Monday night

The Independent Investigations Office has been notified on the police-involved shooting.
The Independent Investigations Office has been notified on the police-involved shooting. Photo by file photo /Getty Images

Police are looking for witnesses and potential victims after a man allegedly attacked several strangers in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood Monday night, before brandishing a weapon and being shot by responding officers.

Several witnesses called 911 about the assaults near Abbott Street and West Cordova Street just before 10 p.m.

Start your day with a roundup of B.C.-focused news and opinion delivered straight to your inbox at 7 a.m., Monday to Friday.

By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300

They told police a man “slapped a woman, assaulted a cyclist, then tried to attack someone who was walking amongst a group of people outside Nester’s Market,” said VPD spokesman Sgt. Steve Addison in an update on Tuesday.

“He also allegedly tried to start a fight near the Metropole Pub and brandished a weapon before being confronted by police.”

VPD and Transit Police officers spotted a suspect walking on Cambie Street who confronted them.

The suspect was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, said Addison, and the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the police-involved shooting. No officers were injured.

VPD’s major crimes section is investigating the alleged attacks before police arrived, and is asking anyone who saw the incidents or was a victim to call 604-717-2541.