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Vancouver: Canada police report multiple shootings, suspect in custody

Sgt. Rebecca Parslow says she has no immediate details on the victims' conditions
Mounties issued a cellphone alert about 6:30am.
Mounties issued a cellphone alert about 6:30am.
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Reuters   |   Langley (British Columbia)   |   Published 25.07.22, 11:08 PM

A mass shooting early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia left three persons dead, including the suspected shooter, police said in a statement.

Authorities had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area of the incident.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson had said there were “several victims” in the incident.

The police in Langley, a suburb of Vancouver, said they responded to “multiple reports of shots fired with several victims and several different scenes throughout the City of Langley, and one scene in the Township of Langley” and asked the public to remain out of several areas, including the parking lot of a casino and a bus stop.

In an alert sent to B.C. residents’ phones, the police said the shootings involved “transient victims”. The alert said the suspect was described as a white man in overalls and a camouflage t-shirt.

A Reuters eyewitness saw two black SUVs, similar to those used by police emergency response teams, were found in a ditch near one of the shooting sites. One vehicle had bullet holes in the windshield.

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