Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run attack in Vancouver on Friday. The 38-year-old's publicist told E! news that the actor was struck by a paparazzi car driving through an underground parking garage.

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds has been in Vancouver to shoot the new X-Men movie, Deadpool

"I can confirm we attended and investigated the hit and run in the parking lot on Friday and there were no injuries," Const. Brian Montague told CBC News via e-mail. "Unfortunately I have not been given an update and don't know the outcome or how things have progressed with confirming who the driver is."

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Police say they "have an idea" of who was driving the car, while Reynolds himself joked on Twitter about the incident after a reporter tweeted at him: "Hey @VancityReynolds, the CBC wants to know how you are doing after being hit by a car."

"Put Beachcombers back on the air and I'll call," he tweeted back, referencing the hit Canadian series that ran on CBC from 1972 to 1990.

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The Vancouver-born Reynolds has been back in the city over the past few weeks to shoot his new movie Deadpool. Directed by Tim Miller, the eighth instalment in the X-Men film series sees Wade Wilson hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life. The movie co-stars Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano and T.J Miller. 

Reynolds and his wife Blake Lovely recently welcomed their first daughter, James. 

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