Canada: One person killed in shooting at airport in Vancouver
The shooting was disturbing and indicated it was tied to gang activities.
One person was killed in a shooting on Sunday at the main terminal at the international airport in the Canadian city of Vancouver, authorities said.
Vancouver International Airport said earlier in a post on Twitter that it was working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and responding to reports of a police incident outside the airport’s main terminal.
It later said on Twitter the situation had been contained.
Statement from Vancouver Airport Authority: pic.twitter.com/aKL7rXQEQR— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport) May 10, 2021
“A man was shot and killed this afternoon near the domestic departure terminal,” the police Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said on Twitter.
UPDATE ON EVOLVING POLICE INCIDENT: We can confirm the situation has been contained at YVR. The airport is open and safe. Flights are operating. We will release more info as it becomes available. Check with your airline on the status of your flight before leaving for YVR.— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport) May 9, 2021
It did not provide more details but CBC News reported that police were looking for one or more suspects in connection with the shooting.
Paramedics at the airport responded and two ground units were dispatched, according to CBC News.
The airport said that it was “open and safe for airport workers and those who needed to travel” but recommended that passengers check with their airline on their flight status.
“Our thoughts are with those impacted by today’s incident”, the airport said in a statement.
Police freeze assets of newspaper using a new national security law. READ MORE
The travel industry remains effectively closed as rules require 10... READ MORE
The entrepreneur has been making annual contributions to five... READ MORE
Maharashtra’s Minister of State for Education, Bachchu Kadu,... READ MORE
This June supermoon is called a ‘strawberry moon’. READ MORE
The expo is inviting visitors from across the planet to join the... READ MORE
The 61-year-old was president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. READ MORE
Called "Delta Plus" in India, the variant appears to be more... READ MORE