1 dead, 1 in hospital after shooting at Langley restaurant

The shooting happened at the Browns Socialhouse on the Langley Bypass around midnight Friday. Homicide investigators have taken over the case.

Multiple shell casings, 2 guns were left behind at the scene

A bullet from the shooting broke through the window at Browns Socialhouse. (Doug Kerr/CBC)

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is looking into what it calls a targeted shooting outside a Langley restaurant that left one man dead and another in hospital.

The attack happened outside the Browns Socialhouse restaurant near Willowbrook Mall just before midnight Friday.

Multiple people phoned 911 after hearing gunshots coming from the parking lot.

"We showed up and found a body beside the black Dodge truck, lying face down, head wound, deceased at the scene," said Mike Connaghan, who ran to the area from a nearby Tim Hortons.

Connaghan said one of the victims went back inside after getting shot.

"He was trying to get away and went back into the restaurant for help." 

An officer stands next to a gun left in the restaurant parking lot. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

When police arrived, they found one of the men dead on the ground and the other man with gunshot wounds.

That man was taken to hospital, and IHIT says he is expected to survive.

RCMP responded to multiple reports of shots fired at this Langley restaurant Friday night. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Investigators know the identity of the deceased man but are not releasing his name pending notification of next of kin. 

No suspects have been identified at this time. 

"It is alarming that it would occur in a restaurant on a Friday night," said Cpl. Meghan Foster with IHIT.

"It's concerning to us and we're lucky no one else was hurt."