'Real Housewives' daughter shot: report
The Canadian PressMonday, June 09, 2014
VANCOUVER - The daughter of "Real Housewives of Vancouver" star Jody Claman was among two people injured during a drive-by shooting in the city's east side, Global News reports.
Global said Mia Deakin, who was a frequent guest on the Canadian "Real Housewives" spinoff, was shot Sunday night at a gas station in Vancouver.
Vancouver police refused to confirm Deakin's identity, but a spokesman said a 28-year-old woman was hit in the shoulder while a 27-year-old man who was with her received minor injuries.
The shooting happened Sunday evening at about 7 p.m., said Sgt. Randy Fincham. The woman and man were standing outside their vehicle when someone in a grey or silver SUV pulled up and started firing, he said.
Fincham said the shooting "was not random," but he declined to speculate about the target or the motive.
Global cited an anonymous source who reportedly said the man, not Deakin, was believed to be the intended target.
Fincham said the woman underwent surgery for her injury and was in stable condition on Monday.
Deakin was a routine guest on "Real Housewives of Vancouver," which chronicled the daily lives of a group of wealthy socialites, which often descended into gossiping and arguments.
Lark Productions, which produced the show, released a brief statement expressing its concern for Deakin, who also uses her mother's surname, Claman, but offering no details about what happened.
"We are sorry to hear the news of the events of last night," said the statement, released Monday.
"We wish Mia a very speedy recovery and our thoughts are with the Claman family at this time."
Several former "Real Housewives" co-stars reacted to the news on Twitter.
"My heart goes out to the Claman family at this time," wrote Ronnie Negus. "Spoke to Jody several times last night. We are all praying."
Mary Zilba tweeted: "My prayers go out to @MiaClaman and her family tonight."
The show ran for two seasons on Slice.
Shaw Media, which owns Slice, announced last year that the show would not be returning for a third season as the company considered potential changes to the cast or location.
Meanwhile, Fincham said the 27-year-old man who was also injured fled the scene and was later located by police and taken to hospital. He had an outstanding warrant for driving while prohibited, said Fincham.
"He was cleared medically, released from the hospital and arrested by police," said Fincham.