Several dead in Canadian mass shooting: CBC report

Several people were killed in a mass shooting early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia, local media reported.

Police had earlier issued an emergency alert for multiple shootings in the city of Langley and asked residents to stay alert and away from the area of the incident.

“Multiple shooting scenes in the downtown core in the city of Langley with 1 incident in Langley township involving transient victims,” an alert sent to B.C. residents’ phones read.

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that several people were killed, but did not specify how many.

The victims were homeless, and police believe the attack was targeted, according to the CBC.

Police did not immediately respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment.

June killings

In late June, Canadian police shot dead two men and six officers were wounded during a gunfight at a bank in British Columbia and nearby homes were evacuated after the discovery of a possible explosive device, police said.

Emergency response team members arrived on the scene at the Bank of Montreal in Saanich, on Vancouver Island, near the border with the US state of Washington, around 11am , law enforcement said.

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