A police vehicle was fired upon near 200th Street and the Langley Bypass, Langley, British Columbia, Monday, July 25, 2022.
A suspect was killed by police after gunfire in downtown Langley and a nearby township left several injured and two others dead in this Greater Vancouver area.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced late Monday morning that four people were hit by bullets and that two of them died.
< p class="e-p">A woman was taken to hospital in critical condition.
One of the deceased men was found at Creekstone Place, another man was found dead at the Logan Avenue and Glover Road bus loop. A third man, injured in the leg, was found near 200th Street and the Langley Bypass.
Commercials and businesses unoccupied during the shootings were also affected, explains the RCMP.
It was near 200th Street and the Langley Bypass that police encountered the suspect and during their interaction with the suspect, officers fired their weapon, hitting the suspect. x27;male, police say.
The male was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deputy District Commander of Lower RCMP mainland Ghalib Bhayani says the suspect's motives are not known at this time and it is unclear if the suspect knew his victims. Ghalib Bhayani asks the public to provide any information that may help the investigation.
Langley RCMP and emergency response teams respond to the scene of a suspected shooting on 200th Street in Langley, British Columbia, Thursday, July 25, 2022.
An alert was sent around 6:20 a.m. to cell phones in the Greater Vancouver area on Monday asking people to be careful around Langley. The alert reported multiple shootings, including at least one involving homeless people.
RCMP still asking people Monday noon to avoid three areas :
- 200th Street and Langley Bypass Road,
- Cascades Casino parking lot, located near Fraser Highway and 204 Street,
- the Logan Avenue and Glover Road bus loop.
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In a news release, the RCMP says the BC Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been notified of the incident and will investigate police actions .
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is conducting a simultaneous investigation into the shootings, prior to the police response, and requesting to anyone with information to contact the police.
Homeless people might have were shot.
With information from Timothé Matte-Bergeron