Police investigate fatal shooting in Maillardville area of Coquitlam

Video from the scene shows a heavy RCMP presence around a white Toyota SUV

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      There's been another incident of Saturday gunfire that's claimed a life in Metro Vancouver.

      Late this afternoon, Coquitlam RCMP were called to a shooting not far from Highway 1 and Brunette Avenue.

      News 1130 reporter Ria Renouf tweeted that police tape has been placed at Hart Street and Henderson Avenue in Maillardville.

      A neighbour told her that there was also yellow tarp on the ground behind the police tape.

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team tweeted that it believes the killing was targeted.

      No names have been released.

      On YouTube 1st Due Video posted footage showing a heavy police presence around a white Toyota SUV with its doors open.

      One woman told 1st Due Media that she heard about six shots and saw a man in blue running away.

      Video footage shows police tape near scene of the shooting.
      1st Due Media

      Vancouver Sun journalist Kim Bolan has reported that the Coquitlam murder is linked to the ongoing gang conflict in Metro Vancouver.

      She also revealed that a targeted fatal shooting in Calgary today is also connected to the recent violence in Metro Vancouver. The victim was Gurkeert Kalkat, according to Bolan, and he's the brother of Jaskeert Kalkat, who was shot dead at Burnaby's Market Crossing Mall on May 13.

      Shooting timeline

      April 17: The VPD stated on April 24 that 51-year-old Francois Joseph Gauthier was arrested and charged for the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal outside Cardero’s restaurant in Coal Harbour on April 17.

      April 19: 20-year-old Bailey McKinney was fatally shot in Town Centre Park in Coquitlam.

      April 21: 46-year-old Todd Gouwenberg of Langley was fatally shot outside the Langley Sportsplex.

      May 1: 29-year-old B.C. corrections officer Bikramdeep Randhawa died from a shooting at Scottsdale Centre in North Delta.

      May 3: In Langley, a man shot outside Willowbrook shopping centre was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

      May 4: In Surrey, 20-year-old Keryane Arsenault was shot in Guildford. Arsenault died from her injuries. A 24-year-old, Ali Khudhair, was charged on May 5.

      May 8: In South Burnaby, 19-year-old Blerton (Toni) Dalipi died in hospital after being shot. A 20-year-old, Ahmed Riyaz Tahir, was charged on May 9.

      May 9: At the Vancouver International Airport, 28-year-old United Nations gang member Karman Grewal was shot and killed.

      May 13: In Burnaby, 23-year-old Jaskeert Kalkat died and two other people were injured in a shooting near the Cactus Club restaurant at Market Crossing mall.