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Mass shooting in Canada's British Columbia; gunman among three dead

By Shgun S -- July 26, 2022 10:12 am -- Updated:July 26, 2022 10:13 am

Ottawa (Canada), July 26: Three people have been confirmed dead, including a suspect, after four victims were shot Monday morning in several locations in Langley, British Columbia, Royal Canadian Mounted Police informed.

According to the local media, the police as saying that two victims were killed and two others were severely injured. However, the suspect was later identified and shot dead by the police, ending a series of attacks that officials believed were targeted at homeless people in the area.

The police further informed in an initial statement that one man had been arrested, but it was later updated that the suspect was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

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Earlier, police issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area of the incident.

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"Civil Emergency alert has been issued by Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for Langley Downtown Core, BC. Please remain alert and out of the area," a note on social media cited by Sputnik News Agency stated.

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The motive behind the deadly incident or if there was any relationship between the deceased suspect and the victims is yet uncertain, police said.

As the investigation is underway, multiple areas in the city of Langley and Langley Township have been closed to the public, media reports said.

Langley is about 50 km southeast of Vancouver, a coastal city in western Canada's province of British Columbia.

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-PTC News

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