Two killed in shooting near Vancouver, gunman shot dead

According to Canadian media, the shooter may have deliberately targeted the homeless population.

According to police, two people were killed and two others were injured after a shooting in a town in western Canada on the morning of Monday, July 25. “I can confirm that four people were shot by the sniperLangley City Police Chief Ghalib Bayani said at a press conference.

Two did not survive, he continued, and an injured woman “An important position“. The suspect was shot and killed by law enforcement.”Identification of the victims and suspects is ongoing and we are trying to assess the connection between them.“, added police, who declined to reveal the identities of the people. According to Canadian media, the man may have targeted the homeless.

Canadian police have been mobilized. Jesse Winter/Reuters

police”It seeks to determine whether (victims) are actually homelessBut this could not yet be confirmed, said David Lee of the Homicide Squad. At 6:15 a.m. local time (3:15 p.m. in France) a warning message was broadcast to the public, “”Several crime scenes in downtown Langley“, a city of 130,000 people located forty kilometers southeast of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Officials said in the news, “Communicating with a suspect at this time without knowing if others are involved“. A second alert was sent an hour later, the suspect “No longer a threatAgain asking people to stay away. The initial alert described a Caucasian man with dark hair, wearing a brown jumpsuit and a blue and green T-shirt with a red logo on the right sleeve.

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In April 2020, a gunman disguised as a police officer killed 22 people in Nova Scotia, in the country’s east, the worst homicide on record in Canada. Although less affected by the shootings than its American neighbors, Canada announced in June a plan to “A national moratorium on handgun ownership“.

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