Within a Vancouver suburb, a recent string of shootings appears to have been targeting homeless people, as two people were killed and another two seriously injured.
Local media outlets reported that after an unidentified gunman began shooting in multiple places in downtown Langley, emergency alerts were issued.
The first shooting took place around midnight at the casino downtown, with another few shootings occurring at 3 am, 5 am, and 5:45 am. They took place at a residential complex, bus stop, and a highway, according to police.
And the shooter left quite a bit of evidence strewn around Langley, as there was on overturned bicycle with scattered personal possessions on the street and a shopping trolley with belongings.
Reuters reported the shooting incident:
Several people were killed in a mass shooting early in the Canadian province of British Columbia, local media reported.
Police had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area of the incident.
The Daily Mail has more details of the story:
Several people were killed in a mass shooting during the early morning and a suspect is in custody in the Canadian province of British Columbia, according to police.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Langley confirmed that officers responded to shooting scenes in multiple locations around the city of Langley and nearby Langley Township beginning just after 6 a.m.
According to Ghalib Bhayani, superintendent of the mounted police, the gunman was fatally shot by police.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated that an emergency response team directly confronted the shooter close to a highway bypass where a man had been discovered with a gunshot wound to his leg.
The shooter was later identified to be Jordan Daniel Goggin; police are now investigating Goggin’s motive for the shootings.