Vancouver shooting: 1 dead at University Golf Course


Homicide investigators are calling on witnesses to return ahead after a person was gunned down in broad daylight at a golf course on Vancouver’s west aspect Monday morning.

Authorities stated the capturing occurred round 9:49 a.m. at the University Golf Club, a public course positioned in Pacific Spirit Regional Park close to the University of British Columbia campus.

Officers from the RCMP’s University detachment had been known as to the scene with a report of photographs fired, and arrived to search out the sufferer fatally wounded.

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team stated the sufferer died at the scene, however that it does not seem anybody else was injured.

“We know there have been folks across the space which will have been witness to this, however fortunately nobody was injured,” Pierotti stated at a information convention hours after the capturing.

One witness who was within the space at the time of the capturing advised CTV News he heard six or seven gunshots.

Shortly after RCMP officers arrived at the scene, a tarp that seemed to be masking a physique could possibly be seen within the golf course parking zone.

Authorities confirmed they’ve recognized the sufferer, however haven’t launched his title or any particulars about his id as they’re nonetheless working to inform his subsequent of kin.

In the meantime, Pierotti urged anybody with data on what occurred, together with drivers with dashcam video, to contact IHIT as quickly as attainable.

“We’re trying to converse with anybody that was within the space who could possibly present us an outline of any autos that had been related (with the capturing), or any suspects,” he stated.


(*1*) are additionally making an attempt to find out whether or not there’s any hyperlink between the capturing and a close-by automobile fireplace that seems to have led to a dramatic multi-vehicle crash involving police in Richmond.

The burning automobile was reported in Vancouver’s Dunbar- Southlands neighbourhood – close to Crown Street and twenty second Avenue, a brief drive from the University Golf Club – at round 10 a.m.

About 45 minutes later, there was a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 91 involving a police cruiser, a industrial automobile and a automobile “believed to have been related to a suspicious fireplace that occurred in Vancouver,” based on Richmond RCMP.

“The driver of the industrial automobile was transported to hospital for remedy of non-life threatening accidents. Three occupants from the third automobile concerned had been taken into custody, and are being held for investigation,” the detachment stated in a information launch.

Authorities stated they’re nonetheless investigating the circumstances main as much as the collision.

While burning autos are sometimes discovered after focused shootings in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, IHIT wouldn’t speculate on a attainable connection between the hearth, crash and the capturing on Monday.

“At this time, there’s nothing to say that it’s instantly associated to our investigation,” Pierotti stated.

With recordsdata from CTV News Vancouver’s Penny Daflos


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