Shooting victim in North Vancouver identified

North Vancouver, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2019-04-04 21:50 PDT

File # 2019-513

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the shooting in North Vancouver.

North Vancouver: On April 2, 2019 at around 10:45 a.m., the North Vancouver RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100-block of Lonsdale Avenue. First responders arrived on scene to find 32-year-old Ngoc Mai (Anita) Nguyen with gunshot wounds. Ms. Nguyen was taken to hospital where she was placed on life support with non-survivable injuries. IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.

IHIT continues to work closely with its partners from the North Vancouver RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Investigators believe this was a targeted incident and are working to determine motive.

We will be continuing our coordinated canvass of the neighbourhood where the shooting took place for video surveillance footage and witnesses, says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. Our detectives will continue to follow-up on several leads and we urge anyone with information about what happened to Anita Nguyen to contact IHIT immediately.

Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or

Released by

Cpl. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
Mailstop 508/509 14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC, V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4876
Cell: 604-557-8529


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