Homeless shootings in Canada kill at least two people; Author killed | international | News

Two men were killed in a series of homeless shootings that took place Monday in the western Canadian town of Langley, in which two others were seriously injured and the alleged perpetrator of those events was killed by police.

The alleged shooter was a man who was killed by agents after a shootout in which a camouflaged police car was hit by multiple bullets.

The Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that a total of four people, all homeless, were attacked by the alleged perpetrator.

Initially, a spokeswoman for the Mounted Police in Langley told Canadian Public Radio, CBC, that the man had been arrested.

Police said the attack began shortly before 6:15 a.m. local time (3:15 p.m. GMT). At that time, the police received information about a shooting in several places in Langley, a town on the outskirts of Vancouver, on the Pacific coast of Canada.

One of the dead was found at a bus stop while the second was found in a park near a community center that supports the homeless.

The agents also found two seriously injured people, one of whom is a woman in critical condition.

Around 07:00 local time (16:00 GMT), the police found the suspect in the shooting on a Langley street, and after a confrontation, agents dropped him.

In photos published by various media outlets, bikes and backpacks can be seen in the middle of the street surrounded by police cones, as well as a police car with at least nine-shot markings on the windshield and driver’s window. (YO)

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