Police in White Rock cordoned off Columbia Avenue at Centre Street Saturday.

Police in White Rock cordoned off Columbia Avenue at Centre Street Saturday.

Car riddled with bullets in White Rock

Eight bullet holes counted in vehicle, after neighbours reported hearing gunfire early Saturday

Early-morning gunfire prompted police to cordon off part of a hillside White Rock neighbourhood Saturday.

Const. Shaileshni Molison on Monday said that no one was injured in the “shooting incident,” and the investigation is ongoing.

Police were alerted to it by a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 15300-block of Columbia Avenue. Officers who attended found a car “with several bullet holes,” Molison said.

Area residents say they were woken between 2 and 4 a.m. Jan. 17 by what sounded like gunshots or firecrackers going off near Columbia Avenue and Centre Street.

Later, yellow police tape blocked Columbia Avenue east of Johnston Road, and officers with rifles could be seen patrolling near a vehicle that appeared riddled with bullet holes.

“Police had the street cordoned off totally,” neighbour Janice Smith, who did not hear the gunfire, told Peace Arch News.

“A car had its windows shot out. It’s got eight bullet holes in it. You can see they’ve numbered them.”

She said police at the scene offered no explanation, and that the targeted car could still be seen Sunday.

Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call the White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3600 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.