Man who shot doctor in Vancouver downtown arrested and charged


Vancouver Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a downtown shooting that left a bystander with serious injuries on April 3.

According to police Justin Delaney Littlewolfe, 32, has been charged with one count of discharging a firearm and one count of aggravated assault for his alleged role in the shooting, which occurred following an altercation near Homer Street and West Pender Street.

VPD officers responded to reports of shots fired around 7:50 p.m. on April 3, and found a 46-year-old man suffering serious injuries. The victim was treated at hospital and is now recovering. Although police did not reveal the identity of the victim but according to various media reports the victim is a physician and that he was shot in the face. And police do not believe the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

The shooting suspect fled as police were responding, but was later identified by VPD investigators and was taken into custody on April 12.

Police do not believe the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

Littlewolfe remains in custody. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Major Crime Section at 604-717-2541.

News of the incident prompted a statement from Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim:
“We are alarmed at the recent rise of shootings in our city. The offenders of this attack must be found and brought to justice. Our thoughts go out to the victim, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”