A woman was reportedly wounded in the buttocks during a shooting Friday morning near Evergreen Park in central Vancouver.
Vancouver police were dispatched at 9:10 a.m. for a reported assault with a weapon at 2400 Rossiter Lane, emergency dispatch records show.
According to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian, initial reports were that the injured person was conscious and alert. She was being treated by paramedics at the scene.
There was an altercation between several adults at the park, and during the argument, a man pulled out a handgun. The suspect struck another man with the handgun and shot at the woman, according to a police bulletin.
The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, police said.
Initial details were sketchy, but the shooter apparently fled in a white SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade. A preliminary report identified the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighing 230 pounds, and wearing a black hoodie, jeans and a black ball cap, according to emergency radio traffic.
He was believed to be armed with a 9 mm pistol.
“The incident appeared to be isolated in nature, and there is no apparent threats or danger factors to other citizens living or passing through the area,” the police department said.
The investigation is ongoing.