A woman who was shot several times before crashing into pole was given first aid. The police are searching for witnesses and dash cam video after a woman was shot while driving on Canada Day in Pitt Meadows, B.C.
The Mounties were called to the scene of the crash at Old Dewdney Trunk Road near Lougheed Highway. Upon arrival, they found that a gray Fiat 500 crashed into a utility pole. They realized the crash had been the result of a shooting. The 36-year old North Vancouver woman who was behind the wheel at the time was shot several times.
The driver, who police believe was the intended target sustained serious injuries and was transported to a healthcare facility.
According to the officers, they have identified two suspect vehicles – a silver Ford Focus hatchback with a Manitoba license plate and a late-model black or dark-colored pickup truck. Shots were fired from one of the vehicles.
According to Cpl. Amanda Harnett, they are still trying to figure out if there is a relationship between the parties. Harnett also thanked those in the area at the time of the crash who provided first aid to the shooting victim.
Saving a life
Prompt delivery of the appropriate first aid measures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is a life-saving technique that improves the chances of survival.
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