Burnaby drive-by shooting could be linked to kidnapping trial

A drive-by shooting that left a Burnaby home riddled with bullets could be related to a kidnapping trial. Rumina Daya has the details.

RCMP are investigating a drive-by shooting in Burnaby.

Residents were woken to the sound of gunfire around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

The front door of a Burnaby home along with a vehicle parked in the driveway were riddled with bullet holes.

One person was apparently inside the home at the time but wasn’t hit.

RCMP said no one was injured and they believe it was an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

Global News has learned the house that was struck by bullets is acquainted with a witness who was supposed to testify on Wednesday in connection to a deadly shooting and kidnapping two years ago. The witness was the man who was kidnapped.

Xuan Vanvy Bacao and Samantha Le were found dead in an East Vancouver home in September 2016. A four-year-old boy witnessed it all.

The kidnapping victim, who is set to take the stand, was found two days later after a high-speed takedown in New Westminster.

Six men are currently facing numerous charges including aggravated assault, extortion and manslaughter.

The trial is expected to continue on Thursday. The witness, who apparently is in police custody, is expected to take the stand at that time.

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