Indo-Canadian gangster killed by rivals in shooting at Vancouver airport

Lula Sharp
May 11, 2021

The shooting took place at around 3 p.m. local time at the airport's worldwide departure area, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Sgt.

"I think we're all exhausted of seeing the violence that is taking place on our streets", Jang said during a late news conference Sunday.

Both Jang and Richmond RCMP Chief Supt.

Investigators didn't say how many suspects they're looking for, or provide a description of the getaway vehicle.

There are no suspects in custody, they said.

Jang said a shooting in a public place is a matter of great concern. When officers attempted to apprehend them, the suspects opened fire.

"A lot of work is ahead", he said.

The Vancouver International Airport said in a post on Twitter that it was working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and responding to reports of a police incident outside the airport's main terminal.

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"They will stop at nothing to target rivals, even if it's at an global airport, in broad daylight, on Mother's Day", Ng said.

The victim of the targeted airport shooting has links to the Lower Mainland gang conflict, according to sources.

Jang said it is clear that the message isn't getting through to these people. "Apparently it's falling on deaf ears to some, and they continue to harm one another, they continue to shoot their guns, putting all of us in jeopardy". Police are asking anyone with dashcam footage to contact the Richmond RCMP or IHIT.

Neil Dubord acknowledged the "anxiety" around the very public shootings, saying they showed a "shocking" disregard for public safety.

Traffic cones blocked off a section of the worldwide and domestic departure areas at the airport, and police erected tall, white screens in front of an entrance, blocking views of the shooting scene.

The Queensborough, Knight, and Oak Street Bridges, as well as the Massey Tunnel were closed, and the airport was placed on lockdown while police tried to figure out how many shooters there were - and if the threat was ongoing - according to RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts.

According to Russia Today, violence is on the rise in Vancouver metropolitan area in a way that a 22-year-old woman was shot and killed in February in another gang-related incident in the Vancouver metropolitan area.

"The safety and security of our employees, community and passengers remain our priority and we are fully cooperating with the RCMP to support the investigation".

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