Two men are dead, one person is in critical condition and another has serious injuries after shots were fired at several locations in and around Langley.
RCMP say police also shot and killed a male suspect after multiple reports first came in early this morning of shootings at several different scenes throughout the area.
The locations of the shootings are confirmed as at 203A Street and Fraser Highway, the Langley City bus loop near Logan and Glover Road. Creekstone Place, and the Langley Bypass.
An emergency alert was sent out to advise the public to be on the lookout for a male suspect and a vehicle believed to be associated with the shootings.
Police later tracked down the male suspect and he was shot and killed.
Several investigations into what happened are underway and police say they currently don’t have a motive for what took place.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) along with emergency crews, Independent Investigations Office, and BC Coroners Service are all engaged in the file.
Premier John Horgan and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, issued the following statement after multiple people were shot in the City of Langley and the Township of Langley:
“Our thoughts are with the victims of the horrific shootings in Langley and the Township of Langley today, as well as their friends, family, and loved ones. This senseless act of violence against members of our community is extremely concerning and unacceptable.
“While we don’t yet know the motive behind this incident, we understand people are concerned and fearful when events like these happen in our communities. With today’s tragic events, we reaffirm our government’s commitment to tackling gun violence in all communities throughout B.C.
“This remains an active police investigation, and we ask that the public co-operate with and assist them in this work.”
A livestream update on the shootings can be found here.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire