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One dead in firing outside Superstore in North Vancouver


Key takeaways: 

  • Police said the shooting did not seem to be a spontaneous act.
  • On Friday afternoon, RCMP is noticed outside a Superstore on Seymour Boulevard in North Vancouver, B.C. 
  • A tweet from RCMP said a firing occurred in the shop parking lot.

Shooting in the parking lot of Superstore: 

Killing probers have been called to North Vancouver after a man died Friday afternoon in a firing outside a grocery shop.

A report from RCMP said bullets were fired in the Superstore parking lot on Seymour Boulevard, slightly north of the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge entrance, about 2:45 p.m. PT.

Officers reacted and found one man who’d been fired, police stated. He died from his wounds at the location.

“This is quite problematic for the neighborhood. This happened at a community grocery shop that’s frequented by households and kids from the neighborhoods near this area daily,” North Vancouver RCMP representative Sgt. Peter DeVries said.

He said the shooting does not seem to be a random act but did not state if the target was known to the police. 

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Shooting outside grocery shop in North Vancouver leaves one man dead

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now probing.

In an earlier report, RCMP requested the public to avoid the place. Drivers on the North Shore were told to anticipate traffic uncertainties, especially heading southbound on the bridge.

“In the case of a grave offense such as this, we’ll usually go to those choke points and attempt to slow at the exit from the city in the hopes of capturing who might have been reliable,” DeVries said.

“I know that that happened in this issue and that it did induce some backups on the Second Narrows Bridge … but that has been cleared now.”

DeVries said they have no data on a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is requested to call probers or email hitinfo@rcmp‐

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