One dead, two injured after shooting at Market Crossing in Burnaby—United Nations vs. Brothers Keepers gang war?
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was dispatched last evening to a shopping area in South Burnaby following another outdoor shooting incident.
One man is dead and two others are injured following the gunfire at Market Crossing.
Police have not revealed whether this violence near the corner of Marine Way and Byrne Road is connected to gang warfare, which has already claimed several lives this spring.
However, Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan has written that the dead man is a member of the Brothers Keepers gang.
She noted that Postmedia knows his identity but is not publishing it until police notify his next of kin.
The mall is home to London Drugs, Canadian Tire, and Save-on-Foods stores and White Spot and Cactus Club restaurants.
Dashcam video from the scene suggests more than a dozen shots were fired.
The Brothers Keepers reportedly lost another member, Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal, who was murdered outside Cardero's Restaurant in Vancouver's Coal Harbour neighbourhood in April.
The most recent shooting victim, United Nations gang member, Karman Grewal, was gunned down in broad daylight outside the international departures terminal at Vancouver International Airport on May 9.
After Grewal's death, broadcaster and editor Gurpreet S. Sahota predicted more violence in the coming days due to the conflict between the UN gang and the Brothers Keepers.
Last last night, Sahota tweeted that if Premier John Horgan and Solicitor General and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth can't put gang members behind bars, then drugs should be decriminalized.
"Innocent people were running and hiding to save their lives," Sahota noted.
Sahota tweeted that the murder victim was Jaskeerat Kalkat, a 23-year-old from Surrey.