Canada: ‘Several killed’ in shooting in downtown area of Langley

Langley shooting

Langley shooting

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Vancouver: The Canadian media, on Monday, reported that there were ‘multiple shooting scenes in the downtown area of Langley, BC’. Reuters cited police sources as saying that several people were killed in the mass shooting in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Police had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area.

According to reports, residents received an emergency alert on their mobile devices at 6.20 am, warning the public to remain out of the area. According to the text of the message posted on social media platforms, the suspect was a Caucasian male with ‘dark hair’ who was ‘still at large’.

Citing Sgt Rebecca Parslow, CBC Canada also reported that there were ‘several homeless victims’, in what was believed to be a targeted attack. Times Now, could not independently verify the details regarding victims and the extent of damage caused by the shooter.

“200th Street is closed both ways between Willowbrook Drive and the Langley Bypass Monday morning,” Global News reported.

“Multiple shooting scenes in the downtown core in the city of Langley with 1 incident in Langley township involving transient victims. Male is described as Caucasian, dark hair, wearing brown carhart coveralls and a blue and gree camo shirt with red logo on right sleeve associated to a white car. Police have interaction with one suspect unknown if others involved at this time. Please remain alert and out of the area,” the first alert, received at about 6.15 am read.

At about 7 am local time, the police said that a man was arrested, but officials were still determining if there were more suspects involved in the shootings. Langley is located about 40 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.