Three dead in Canada shooting
Three people including the suspected gunman were killed in a series of shootings early Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia, police said.
Police said shooting in the city of Langley, a suburb of Vancouver, started around midnight and that four people were shot by what was believed to be a lone male gunman. Two men were found dead, and another man and a woman were injured. The woman is in critical condition in a hospital.
Police said the suspect was wounded when they found him, and he was shot dead at the scene by officers.
“We’re still investigating to determine if the gunman had acted alone. While the investigation is ongoing, all indications are that there was nobody else involved and there is no further ongoing threat to public safety,” Chief Superintendent Ghalib Bhayani of the regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) force said at a news conference.
Shootings occurred in at least five locations throughout the city of Langley and the township of Langley. Police had asked the public to avoid several areas, including the parking lot of a casino and a bus stop.
Authorities had issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings involving ‘transient victims,’ which led to suggestions the victims were homeless.