One dead in shooting at Burnaby’s Market Crossing

One person has died, and two have been injured following a shooting at Burnaby's Market Crossing Mall.

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — One person has died, and two others have been hurt, after a shooting outside a Cactus Club at Burnaby’s Market Crossing Mall Thursday evening.

This is the latest in a series of shootings on the Lower Mainland tied to the gang conflict, and follows two other very public incidents, one at Vancouver International Airport.

NEWS 1130 has learned the man who was killed in Burnaby has links to the Brothers Keepers gang.

The Surrey RCMP confirms a burning car was located near 184 Street and 16 Avenue at around 9 p.m. Thursday but have not said if it was related to the shooting.

The Homicide Team is now investigating and will have an update on the condition of the victims Friday.

In footage uploaded to social media, what looks to be a body can be seen under a white tarp in the parking lot. At least one victim has been taken to hospital.

The spate of fatal, gang-related violence may have been triggered on April 18, when 31-year-old Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal was gunned down outside Cardero’s restaurant in Vancouver. Investigators have said he had known ties to the Brother’s Keepers gang.

Three days later, another man was shot and killed in broad daylight outside of the Langley Sportsplex. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team identified him as Todd Gouwenberg, a 46-year-old former mixed-martial artist who had links to the United Nations gang.

Last Sunday, Karman Grewal was shot and killed in broad daylight at Vancouver International Airport, in what’s been described as a brazen execution police say was tied to the ongoing gang conflict. That followed a murder in Burnaby Saturday, where gunfire also injured a bystander.

There have been 11 shootings in the past month, including two others at shopping malls, and one at a busy park.

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth met with chiefs of police from departments across the region Thursday to discuss further ways to try to reduce the level of gang violence.

“When I have my discussions with the police … it will be able to get a full sense of the situation that communities are facing throughout the Lower Mainland and the approach that is being taken. Police have said this is not about resources. But at the same time, I want to make sure that there’s no gaps where the province could provide further assistance,” Farnworth said earlier Thursday.

Farnworth says the province is committed to supporting police. He was not available for comment after the meeting.

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