Friday, October 28, 2016

Another targeted shooting in Burnaby linked to 'crime group'

For the second time this week, RCMP are investigating a targeted shooting in North Burnaby with ties to organized crime. The latest shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday after a vehicle was shot up in an underground parking lot in the 2000 block of Rosser Avenue. This is the second serious incident to unfold at the high-rise tower in the past few weeks.

The person inside the vehicle was uninjured. Burnaby RCMP confirmed the victim is known to police and affiliated with an 'organized crime group'. It was not identified. The most recent shooting comes just two days after 44-year-old Hells Angels prospect Mohammed Rafiq was shot in the head.
Despite the nearly daily violence, Mounties weren't suggesting the lower mainland is in the middle of a gang war. Many others are. Meanwhile Mike Morris, British Columbia's public safety minister said today that "police are working tirelessly to disrupt and stop these individuals”

Morris said there are only three true outcomes to the gang life: injury, death, or time behind bars. “Young people who are thinking a gang lifestyle is glamorous should pay attention to the violent outcomes we’ve been seeing lately. ” The minister said two newly established 10-person teams within the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit are now fully operational.
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