Morning shooting in front of family-oriented Langley Sportsplex leaves one man dead

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      For the third time this week, a brazen daytime shooting took place at a busy location in Metro Vancouver—this time in an area frequented by families and youngsters—and has resulted in the death of an individual.

      Langley RCMP stated that shortly after 9 a.m. today (April 21), police responded to reports about gunfire in the 20100 block of 91A Avenue in Langley.

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the location as outside the Langley Sportsplex, which has three daycares and programs for children.

      Upon arriving at the location, officers found an adult victim sufferings from gunshot wounds.

      Despite revival attempts, the individual died. No details about the individual were released.

      Based on initial findings, investigators don’t believe it was a random act.

      IHIT will work with Langley RCMP on the investigation.

      No further details about the shooting are being provided at this point.

      Tricity News reported that a Dodge pickup truck was found burning in the 1200-block of Riverside Drive of Port Coquitlam near Terry Fox Secondary School at 9:19 a.m. today, shortly after the shooting.

      Anyone with information about this case can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email. To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

      Previously, 39-year-old Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal of Abbotsford was shot dead outside Cardero’s restaurant in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour on April 17.

      Then on April 19, 20-year-old Bailey McKinney was shot dead at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam.

      Investigators have not yet stated if there are any connections established between any of these shootings.

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