The victim was confirmed in the fatal afternoon shooting at Vancouver International Airport
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has determined that the victim of the fatal shooting at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday is a long-term gang associate. This has been the subject of a rare public warning for more than three years.
Around 3 pm Pacific time, 28-year-old Karman Grewal was shot and killed by several witnesses outside the airport’s departure terminal.
Officials said on Monday that he is well known to the police and that his death is believed to be related to ongoing gang conflicts in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Since mid-April, more than 10 people have been shot dead.
The assistant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said: “As a member of the public, you are undoubtedly well-deserved… I can advise you that we are conducting open and secret investigations around the clock to fight these gangs at any time.” Communication Dwayne McDonald (Dwayne McDonald) ).
The shooting in the afternoon caused travelers to scramble for cover. Simonne Chalifoux, 58, told CBC News that when she was sitting by the terminal window waiting for the flight to Whitehorse, she saw a bullet shot from the glass Got out.
“I’m gazing out the window… the next thing to know is’bam, bam, bam, pop, pop, pop.” It is so fast, so continuous. Chalifoux said. She has been caring for her father in British Columbia after the stroke operation.
“I was like,’Oh my God, this just happened.’ The resonance took about 10 seconds… and then I realized I had to leave where I was sitting right away.”
Watch | Simonne Chalifoux (Simonne Chalifoux) recalled how she chose a seat in the airport wall selected, and then heard the shooting:
Questions about the escape of the suspect
On Monday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police faced a series of questions concerning how the suspect escaped the airport, known as YVR.
The airport is isolated on a small island in Richmond, British Columbia, and has a dedicated police and security department. After the shooting, the main routes and bridges on the island were closed, but the suspect was able to escape.
Police intercepted the escape vehicle-a Honda pilot described as red or maroon-but the suspect Shooting responders. Officials said they did not shoot or pursue the suspects so as not to worry about injuries in the area.
The suspicious vehicle was last found in the Sea Island Way and Garden City Road areas.
Watch | Social media videos appear to show suspicious vehicles driving away from police cars.
McDonald’s said: “Most airports can reach the airport immediately. When criminals commit a crime, they don’t follow the rules.”
The officer continued: “There are people driving everywhere.” “Unlike the movie, when the bullets start to fly, they will eventually stop somewhere… We can’t take this opportunity to let the gunfight raging on the street.”
This murder was the first fatal shooting at the airport, despite an attempted murder in 2015. Charlie Fuchs said that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers at the scene on Sunday appeared to be shocked.
She said: “This really makes me remember how shaken the members themselves are.”
Grewal had previously been targeted in gang-related shootings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a photo of him along with four other men after a series of shootings in 2017. The military officer said that these people are still targets and pose a threat to public safety because they did not cooperate with investigators.
Two out of five What was included in the public warning is now dead, Including Grewal.
McDonald’s said: “If someone still maintains a gang lifestyle, it will only stop in one of two ways: go to jail or die. It’s that simple.”
Recharge in the second weekend shooting
In the past few days, the shooting at the airport was the second shooting in Metro Vancouver. On Monday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that it had been convicted of murder in a shooting that killed a man and killed one in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday. Innocent bystanders were injured.
Ahmed Riyaz Tahir faces one count of first-degree murder In the death of Blerton Dalipi, he was called Toni.
Dalipi, 19, was shot dead after closing business on 6th Street between 12th and 13th Streets. He died in the hospital.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed on Monday that the second man was hit by a stray bullet. He was later discharged from the hospital due to a gunshot wound and is expected to recover from life-threatening wounds.
IHIT Supt said: “This man is an innocent victim. He happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Dave Chauhan.
According to court records, Tahir was accused of attempted murder in New Westminster, British Columbia, and shot in 2019.
The attempted murder charge was put on hold, and Tahir received a five-year gun ban and a one-year peace bond in December 2019.
The Minister of Public Safety speaks on the shooting
On Monday afternoon, when asked whether a regional police force is needed to deal with gun violence following recent shootings in different cities and police jurisdictions, Secretary of Public Safety Mike Farnworth assured reporters, “In the police force There is quite a lot of information sharing.”
He said: “For example, we have a comprehensive homicide investigation team composed of communities in the Lower Mainland, just like the CFSEU ??(Joint Force Special Enforcement Unit) across the province.” “They work closely together.”
Farnworth explained that about 40% of the guns shipped to British Columbia came from other parts of the country, and the remaining guns were usually shipped across the border.
He said that Ontario is working with the federal government to strengthen border security to prevent guns from being brought to Canada from the United States. Farnworth added that both the federal and provincial governments have enacted legislation to control guns.
He said: “We have also enacted laws on guns and gangs, requiring stricter storage rules and regulations on the use of guns, such as prohibiting the use of imitation guns.”