British Columbia

Man dead following shooting at Burnaby gas station

Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting Sunday night at a gas station in Burnaby, B.C., that left one man dead.

Burnaby RCMP say they believe the violence was targeted and are asking for witnesses to contact them

A picture of the back of a police officer. He is wearing a jacket that reads ' Police LMD -IHIT Lower Mainland Integrated Homicide Investigation Team'.
IHIT investigators were clearing the scene of the shooting early Monday. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

In what is believed to be a targeted incident linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict, a 28-year-old man has died after being shot at a busy Chevron Station in Burnaby on Sunday..

Shortly after the shooting, Burnaby RCMP said the victim was taken to hospital in serious condition, but IHIT advised on Monday morning the victim, Julian Johnson, died from his gunshot wounds.

Police were called to the Chevron Gas Station at 4487 Canada Way around 6:30 pm p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses at the scene say multiple shell casings and blood were on the ground in front of the gas pumps at the Chevron, which is across the street from the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Police looking for a black Nissan Rogue

RCMP say there were no other casualties but there could have been.

This was a brazen shooting in a public place and we are relieved no one else was hurt,"  said IHIT's Sgt. Frank Jang.

Johnson was known to police. 

A black Nissan Rogue, identified as the suspect vehicle, was last seen eastbound on Highway 1 following the shooting. 

Later Sunday evening the same Nissan was found burning in the area of 206A Street and 73B Avenue in Langley

IHIT is working with the Burnaby RCMP, the Langley RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the BC Coroner.

 Jang is asking anyone with information to call IHIT or Crime Stoppers.

"Significant progress is being made in these early stages. Our investigators are pursuing several leads and we need everyone with information to contact us so we can maintain the momentum on this fast-moving investigation."