Montreal: Several people have been reported injured due to firing in the western province of British Columbia, Canada. According to local Canadian media reports, several people have been reported killed in this incident and a suspect involved in the incident has been taken into custody. In this incident that took place at 6.20 am according to Canadian time, after firing at several places in Langley City, the police appealed to the people to stay home.
Sergeant Rebecca Parslow, spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said of the violence in the city of Langley, British Columbia, that we can confirm that several people have been injured in this incident. However, the official did not say whether any of the victims died. It has been said from the police that we have one person in custody as well as other suspects are being investigated.
The shooter has targeted homeless people sleeping on the pavement. The police who reached the spot is investigating the matter. During this, the police have temporarily closed the roads of the crime scene. According to a spokesman for Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police, it is too early to say anything about the number of casualties injured in the attack.
What alert did the police issue in the matter?
Police said the suspect was working alone and has been taken into custody. It is believed that he is responsible for the firing. The outskirts of the city of Langley and Langley Township have been closed to the public, while people have been asked to stay out of the area near 200 Street and Langley Bypass.
“Multiple shooting scenes in the downtown core in the city of Langley with 1 incident in Langley township involving transient victims,” an alert sent to B.C. residents` phones read. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp (CBC) cited an RCMP spokesperson saying several people were killed, but did not specify how many.
The victims were homeless, and police believe the attack was targeted, according to the CBC.
A Reuters eyewitness saw two black SUVs, similar to those used by police emergency response teams, in a ditch near one of the shooting sites. One vehicle had bullet holes in the windshield.