man is recovering in the hospital from a gunshot wound following a shooting in the 3000 block of Kingsway Avenue.


Police responded to the Cassandra Hotel Thursday night/Friday morning after witnesses reported hearing shots fired in the lane behind the hotel.


Officers arrived and contained a second floor suite after finding a shell casing
in the lane and seeing a broken second floor window.


Four people
were taken out of the suite along with another man who was suffering
from a gunshot wound to his arm.


A sixth man then shut the door and
refused to come out.

Emergency Response Team members and a police
negotiator were called to assist and after two hours, the intoxicated
man came out.

No other people or weapons were found in the suite.

Several people were taken to the police station for questioning.

Police say this appears to be a targeted incident, however it was too early to say if it is gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police.