1 man dead after Burnaby shooting say homicide investigators
A large police presence responded to the area of 12th Avenue and 6th Street
The Lower Mainland's homicide investigation team says a man is dead following a shooting in Burnaby.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) later said in a tweet that the victim died of his injuries.
Burnaby RCMP originally responded to the shooting, but has not yet shared any details about what happened.
There have been multiple shootings across the Lower Mainland in the last few weeks, many in public places such as mall parking lots or public parks.
Police say many of the shootings are connected to drugs and gangs.
Six days ago, a 43-year-old man was arrested after an early morning shooting in Burnaby that sent a 25-year-old woman to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In mid-March police discovered a female burned body in a Burnaby park with other suspicious injuries. IHIT later took over the case.
One man died after a shooting in a residential neighbourhood of Burnaby in February, which followed another fatal shooting nine days earlier in the city.