Two Homeless People, Suspected Gunman Killed in Shootings in Vancouver, Canada

A gunman killed two men and injured two others in a series of shootings before being fatally shot by police in a suburb of Vancouver, Canada on July 25.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police issued a cellphone alert at about 6:30 a.m., saying that the shootings involved “transient victims.”

Police described the suspect as a white male, wearing brown overalls and a blue and green camouflage T-shirt.

Police found two victims who were pronounced dead at the scene.

One woman was in critical condition while the other was shot in the leg, police said.

Most of the gun attacks took place in downtown Langley in southwest British Columbia while another reported shooting was in neighboring Langley Township, police said.

Police shot and killed the suspect after an “interaction.”

Images from social media showed a police SUV with bullet holes, an overturned bicycle, a shopping cart with a blue sleeping bag, and yellow police tape surrounding a sandwich shop and a car park in Langley.

Police Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani told reporters that authorities do not know the motive behind the shootings or if there was any relationship between the suspect and the victims.

Officers initially said the shootings targeted homeless people in the community.

Police said the gunman acted alone.

A homicide team had been deployed to help with the investigation.


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