Burnaby RCMP are dealing with their second shooting in less than a week – this time a homicide.
A tweet by the police says officers are on scene tonight (Saturday) for a male who was shot around 7 p.m. at 12th Avenue and Sixth Street.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now tweeted that the shooting victim has since died. A suspect is believed to have fled on foot. (See more in a tweet posted below in which you can hear shots being fired.)
“Expected a police presence in the area as we continue to investigate,” reads the tweet, which offers no additional information.
Metro Vancouver communities have seen a spate of recent shootings, including another one last Sunday in Burnaby.
RCMP investigators arrested a Burnaby man in relation to the shooting that occurred early morning on May 2 in which a woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Cpl. Brett Cunningham said that the woman is 25 years old and from Surrey and knew the suspect who was arrested, a 43-year-old Burnaby man.
Anyone with information about either incident can contact the Burnaby RCMP non-emergency line at 604-646-9999 or if you would rather stay anonymous you can submit your information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca.