Science World Shooting: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

There’s has been a shooting at the at the Telus World of Science center in downtown Vancouver, reports CTV. The Science World shooting was the first of two connected shootings in the area.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Shooting Began at a Starbucks

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The distance between Starbucks and the Science World. (Google Maps)

The first shooting, a few minutes before, happened outside of a Starbucks in Yaletown. The shooting in Yaletown, happened at 11 a.m. local time, according to CTV. In that incident, a woman was seriously injured, she has been rushed to hospital.

2. The Gunman Got Into a Shootout With Cops

The suspect was then pursued by cops to Science World where he was cornered and began exchanging fire with cops, according to the Vancouver PD. The suspect and an officer were injured in the shootout. The cop’s injury was minor.

3. Science World is Locked Down

The science center is locked down. The CTV report indicates that there are at least 14 police cruisers outside the building as well as paramedics.

4. There is No Further Threat to the Public

The suspect was taken into custody at Science World. Police do not believe there are any other gunmen.

5. Science World is Now Officially Known as the ‘Telus World of Science’

Science World is a not-for-profit science center in the False Creek neighborhood of the city.