British Columbia

RCMP shoot man dead in Surrey, B.C.

A man has died after he was shot by police in Surrey, police say.
Police shot a man in Surrey, B.C., who was reportedly waving a gun, the CBC's Susana da Silva reports 1:33

A man has died after he was shot by police in Surrey, B.C., police say.

The shooting occurred as a man waved a gun at officers on McBride Avenue in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses told CBC News they heard four shots fired.

It's not certain if the deceased fired his weapon before he was shot.

Reports from the scene said police performed CPR on the man after the shooting and paramedics were called in but the man could not be saved.

RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the Vancouver Police Department has agreed to act as an independent body to investigate the shooting.