The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a man as the author of shootings in various areas of the City of Langley and neighboring Langley Township, which could have claimed the lives of many ‘homeless’ people.
Although no official source wanted to report on the health status of the victims, some media claimed that two deaths had been recorded. Langley is a city located approximately 30 miles southeast of Vancouver.
The suspect matches the description of a black-haired Caucasian male, wearing brown overalls and a blue and green camouflage T-shirt. Apparently he was driving a white car.
The alert was raised to another nine hours yesterday at 6:30 a.m.—in Spain—when residents of Langley received a message on their mobile phones informing them of the incident and ordering them to leave the area, which was immediately threatened by several people. had closed. police patrol.
Through the same channel, the arrest of a potential culprit was reported, although sources were not sure whether the shooter acted alone, and a homicide investigation team was deployed.
In the first images broadcast on television, yellow police tape could be seen surrounding a sandwich shop and a parking lot where a shooting apparently took place.
A white car riddled with bullets was also seen next to a shopping center located between 200th Street and Langley Bypass. A truck with a broken window was also parked at the spot. This area was later covered with a large black canopy. Nearby, a pair of shoes and a backpack can be seen scattered on the sidewalk next to a second forensic tent next to the Langley bus station on Logan Avenue and Glover Road near the Mission Thrift Store.
The third focus was outside the Cascades Casino, near Fraser Highway and 204 Street.
There, behind police tape and under a tree, was a shopping cart containing personal belongings.
Mass shootings are less common in Canada than in the United States. The deadliest gun attack in the country’s history occurred in 2020, when a man disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and opened fire in the province of Nova Scotia, killing 22 people.
The country reformed its gun control laws after a shooter named Marc Lepin killed 14 women before killing himself at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or rapid fire weapon of any kind. Purchasing guns requires proof of training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spouse notification and a criminal background check.