‘Several’ homeless people are shot dead in ‘targeted’ mass shooting at multiple locations in British Columbia: Suspect arrested
- Several homeless people were killed by an active shooter in the city of Langley
- The shootings happened just after 6 a.m. in multiple locations in the city of Langley and one location in Langley township
- The gunman, who is in custody, was described as white with dark hair and wearing a brown Carhartt overalls with a blue and green camo T-shirt
- Police believe that he was targeting homeless people in the city
Several people were killed in a mass shooting early in the British Columbia city of Langley on Monday and a suspect was arrested, according to police.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that officers responded to shooting scenes in multiple locations around the city of Langley and one location in nearby Langley Township beginning just after 6 a.m.
They described the gunman as a white male with dark hair wearing Carhartt coveralls and a blue and green camouflage T-shirt with a red logo on the sleeve. He was believed to be traveling in a white car.
Police said he acted alone and they believe he deliberately targeted homeless people.
A white man, wearing Carhart coveralls and a camo T-shirt, was arrested for fatally shooting several homeless people in British Columbia
Orange traffic cones mark off evidence after a gunman opened fire in several locations in the British Columbia city of Langley
Langley residents were told to stay away from 200th Street near the Langley Bypass after a gunman shot and killed several homeless people Monday morning
‘In the early morning hours of July 25, 2022, the Langley RCMP responded to multiple report shots fired with several victims and several different scenes throughout the City of Langley and one scene in the Township of Langley. Out of an abundance of caution, an Emergency Alert was issued until investigators can confirm that the suspect was acting alone,’ according to a Langley police.
A gunman targeting the homeless killed several people in the city of Langley in British Columbia
Police said that the man, who they believe was acting alone, is now in custody after the Monday shootings
An RCMP spokeswoman told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that several people were killed, but did not specify how many.
Langley city, population 25,888, is located in the Vancouver metropolitan area.
The Mounties asked residents to stay away from the shooting scenes at 200 Street and Langley Bypass, the parking lot of Cascades Casino on Fraser Highway and 204th Street and the Langley Bus Loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road.
A Facebook video at 200 Street shows the tree-lined suburban shopping district blocked off with yellow police tape and a heavy police presence. A black SUV with what appears to be a bullet hole in the driver’s side door has mounted the curb near a bicycle which is cordoned off by orange traffic cones.
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