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Police call bike marathoner shooting a random act

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

 A Burnaby man who was participating in a 600-kilometre bicycle marathon is in hospital after he was shot by someone police say was apparently waiting at the side of the road with a gun.


Kelowna RCMP Const. Kris Clark called the shooting concerning — the suspect has not been found — since police can’t figure out the motive and the public may be at risk.

The shooting happened Sunday at about 1 a.m. as the 59-year-old victim cycled along Highway 1 in Lytton.

Clark said the cyclists of the Cache Creek 600 ride were spaced out a few minutes apart.

“The information I have suggests the shooter took the shot from a barricaded position off the road,” Clark said.

“We believe he (or she) fled the scene in a pickup truck.”

The injured cyclist remains in hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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