One man dead in YVR airport shooting

Brenda Watkins
May 11, 2021

The killer and associates fled in a Honda Pilot, shooting at police as they made their getaway.

"We will do everything we can within the limits of the law to put a wet blanket on the activities of these individuals and we will do it in concert", he said.

At a press conference on Monday, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) officers identified the victim of the May 9 shooting as Karman Grewal, 28.

According to a YVR statement, the incident happened outside the main terminal.

Both Jang and Richmond RCMP Chief Supt.

TransLink had suspended CanadaLine service in Richmond, but the trains are now servicing all Sea Island stations.

Because gangers are taking it to the next level, Ng said police will do the same.

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Bike paramedics at the airport responded and two ground units were dispatched, according to CBC News.

As they searched for suspects, police ordered a lockdown of "access points" to the area, prompting the closure of multiple Canada Line stations and several main roads into the city where the airport is located.

Routes including the Massey Tunnel, Arthur Laing, Oak, Alex Fraser, Queensborough and Knight St. bridges were closed off, but have since been re-opened.

Jang said police are looking for dashcam video from those who were in the area Sunday between the airport and the location where the vehicle was found on fire to help with their investigation.

"A lot of work is ahead", he said.

Local police were still investigating the "disturbing" incident, said Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, though he also suggested the shooting was linked to armed gangs. "My thoughts are with the communities in the Lower Mainland who have been impacted by gun and gang violence far too often, particularly over the last week".

"They will stop at nothing to target rivals, even if it's at an worldwide airport in broad daylight on Mother's Day, and putting everyone at risk, including shooting at a police officer, which indicates to me these people have no care whatsoever", Ng said. "Flights are operating", the airport said on Twitter.

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