British Columbia

Victims killed in Langley, B.C., shootings identified by police

Police have identified the two men who were shot and killed in Langley, B.C., during a series of attacks early Monday that also left two people injured and the suspect dead.

Paul David Wynn, 60, and Steven Furness, 43, were shot dead within hours of each other

Paul Wynn, left, looks at the camera wearing sunglasses. Steven Furness, right, is wearing a suit with a white tie.
Paul Wynn, left, and Steven Furness were both killed during a series of shootings in Langley, B.C., on July 25. (Supplied by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT))

Police have identified the two men who were shot and killed in Langley, B.C., during a series of attacks early Monday that also left two people injured and the suspect dead. 

A statement Thursday identified the deceased victims as Paul David Wynn, 60, and Steven Furness, 43.

Wynn was shot dead outside the Creek Stone Place supportive housing complex on 201 Street around 3 a.m. PT, the second of four people who were shot over the course of several hours.

Furness was killed near the Langley City bus loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road just after 5 a.m.

The families of both men released brief statements on Thursday.

Wynn's family said "Paul was the poster child of the family" and "worked so hard for everything he had," while Furness's loved ones said they hoped his death would put a spotlight on the plight of the homeless and vulnerable in society."

The suspect in the shootings, which prompted a series of direct-to-cellphone emergency alerts on Monday, was later shot dead by police at 200 Street and the Langley Bypass near the Willowbrook Mall.

A bicycle at the scene of a shooting at Willowbrook Mall, on 200 Street near the Langley Bypass, on Monday morning. The suspect believed responsible for shooting four people, two fatally, was shot dead by police near the mall on Monday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Surviving victims still in hospital

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said the two surviving victims remained in hospital as of Thursday.

A woman, 26, was critically injured when she was shot at the Cascades Casino, at Fraser Highway and 203A Street, around 12:01 a.m. Police have confirmed the woman was homeless.

Another man, also 26, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg near Willowbrook Mall at 5:45 a.m. — around the same time and place police killed the suspect, bringing the violence to an end after roughly six hours.

The suspect has since been identified as Jordan Daniel Goggin, 28. Police said Goggin, who lived in Surrey, was known to police after having "non-criminal contact" with officers.

Investigators are still working to establish a motive for the shooting.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which looks into police-related incidents that end in serious harm or death, is also investigating the shootings because the suspect was killed.

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