Shooting outside Vancouver BC leaves 2 dead and 1 in critical condition
-Langley, BC Canada
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported multiple shootings in metro Vancouver in the city of Langley 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of the city, according to RCMP one person is in custody and most of the shootings happened in the Langley’s downtown core.
According to the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) the suspect was targeting homeless individuals. One man was found dead by the Langley city bus loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road. Another man was discovered dead at the nearby Creek Stone Place supportive housing project. Police also found a woman who'd been shot and critically injured near 203A Street and Fraser Highway.
The Royal Mounted Police issued a cellphone alert to area residents at about 6:30 a.m. Monday, telling them to avoid the area. Police closed off a large section of 200th Street, a main route through the center of the city.
"Our first responders were handling each case, one on one, and as the scene unfolded and as we were able to piece [it] together ... The alert was done at the appropriate time as the information became known to us and a proper risk assessment was done," said Sgt. David Lee with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).