Police canvassing for witnesses in Shaughnessy
Rafe Arnott/Metro Vancouver
Neighbours also heard the gunshots but it was the victim’s 10-year-old daughter who called 911 after her father was shot, police announced yesterday.
Raymond Huang, 45, was shot just outside his Shaughnessy home on Saturday night. He was found dead when officers arrived.
"Homicide detectives have been working through the night, canvassing the neighbourhood for eyewitnesses as well as videos that may have captured the suspect’s images," said Vancouver Police Const. Tim Fanning.
"Because of the style of the crime we believe that this was a targeted attack. The victim is not known to the VPD," he added.
Huang’s neighbours reacted with concern as some discovered the news while walking their dogs or raking leaves early yesterday morning.
One neighbour, who asked that his name not be published, said he heard the shots but did not call police.
"I heard some gunshots, six or seven shots. They were quite loud," the man said. "It was unusual but we told our kids who were having a party down the street to be careful."
Freya Norman, who also lives in the affluent neighbourhood, said she is not surprised. "It’s an isolated neighbourhood and people wander into all sorts of things. Individuals go unnoticed. People come and go and nobody knows anything," she said.
Police have not yet released any suspect descriptions.