World News – CA – Man pleads guilty to targeted Downtown Eastside shooting last year

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Joseph Bassett, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, one count of unlawful possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of violation of the ordinance prohibition of firearms, one count of assault with a weapon and one count of aggravated assault

A man pleaded guilty this week to a 2019 targeted shooting in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Joseph Bassett, 30, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, one count of unlawful possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of violating a prohibition order firearms, one count of assault with a weapon and one count of aggravated assault

« Investigators believe this gang shooting was related to the control of drug trafficking in the Downtown Eastside, » said Cst Tania Visintin

The shooting involving Bassett was one of three that took place in the neighborhood over a 3 hour period on September 22, 2019 A total of four people were sent to hospital with injuries

Police say Bassett was linked to the second shooting, which took place at 6 p.m. that day near East Pender and Abbott Streets. 28-year-old Langley man and 25-year-old Surrey man years were injured and treated in hospital for what police described at the time as non-life threatening injuries

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Downtown Eastside, Attempted Murder, Vancouver

World news – CA – Man pleads guilty to targeted shooting in Downtown Eastside last year


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