Gang dispute believed to be behind double murder in Coquitlam, B.C.: police

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COQUITLAM, B.C. - Police in Metro Vancouver say they believe the shooting deaths of two people inside a vehicle is related to the ongoing gang conflict.

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COQUITLAM, B.C. – Police in Metro Vancouver say they believe the shooting deaths of two people inside a vehicle is related to the ongoing gang conflict.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation of the shooting in Coquitlam, B.C.

Three people were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting, but police say the third person’s injuries weren’t life-threatening.

Two people are dead and another has been injured in a shooting in Coquitlam, B.C. The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police say in a statement they’ve identified one of those shot dead as 25-year-old Ramin Salam.

Investigators say they are still working to identify the second victim who was killed.

Coquitlam RCMP said officers responded to numerous calls about a possible shooting in a residential neighbourhood just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2022.

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