BC Crime: Gang-related shooting leaves 1 dead

Written by Javed Iqbal

One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in Metro Vancouver on Saturday.

Officers were called to Highway 1 near the westbound Kensington Avenue exit by the surviving shooting victim around 2:30 p.m., according to Burnaby RCMP.

“Investigators are working to determine where the shooting occurred and how far the vehicle with both victims inside traveled before the driver stopped,” said a statement from the department, adding that the driver is believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say they believe the shooting is connected to the gang conflict in the Lower Mainland, adding that a vehicle believed to be connected to the killing was found on fire on Eastlawn Drive in Burnaby.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in and the freeway exit is expected to be closed for several hours.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).

This is a developing story on CTV News. Check back for updates.

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