Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident

10 May, 2021
Man shot to death at Vancouver airport in gang incident
A man was shot to death at the Vancouver AIRPORT TERMINAL in what authorities said were a gang-related incident Sunday, and police were later fired on while pursuing suspects.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said officers intercepted the suspected getaway car shortly after the 3 p.m. shooting at the airport and came under gunfire from the automobile. An unspecified number of suspects escaped, no officers were injured.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team confirmed that a man was fatally shot near to the departure terminal at Vancouver's airport, which is in neighboring Richmond, British Columbia.

Traffic cones blocked off a section of the international and domestic departure areas at the airport, and police erected tall, white screens before an entrance, blocking views of the shooting scene. Almost all of the shops in the region were shut down.

The Vancouver Airport Authority referred questions about the shooting death to police. It said the airport remained open.

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said in a statement on Twitter that the shooting was disturbing and indicated it was linked with gang activities.

``My thoughts are with the communities in the low Mainland who have been influenced by gun and gang violence much too often, particularly during the last week,″ Blair said.

There's been a string of shootings in the Vancouver area during the last several days, including two separate daytime shooting deaths in busy stores. Police said both were targeted killings. Among the victims was a prison corrections officer.
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