Two men were shot at a Surrey gas station last night — the sixth shooting in Metro Vancouver over a 24-hour period.
In this latest shooting, witnesses said one man was shot in the head, the other in the leg while gassing up at the Chevron station at 122 Street and 72A Avenue. Both are expected to survive.
RCMP Insp. Dave Walsh told CBC News the suspected shooter fled on foot and was picked up by a vehicle nearby.
Yesterday morning, RCMP showed off some of the high-powered weaponry being used by gangs at a press conference in Chilliwack.
An officer fired from one of 64 high-powered assault rifle magazines recently seized from a Surrey couple.
“This ammunition is powerful enough to shoot through bulletproof vests and body armour,” RCMP Cpl. Peter Thiessen said. “It goes to show the lengths these thugs are willing to go to kill one another.”
On Tuesday, two people were killed and three men were wounded in five separate shootings.
In Vancouver, Sunil Mall, 27, was discovered at 9:50 p.m. shot to death inside a silver vehicle in the 1900 block of Kaslo Street.
The vehicle’s hazard lights were flashing and the driver’s side window was smashed, said Const. Lindsey Houghton, a police spokesman.
“This appears to be a targeted shooting,” Houghton said.
Two men, dressed in dark clothing, were spotted running from the area, he added. The murder was Vancouver’s eighth of 2009.
About two hours before the Vancouver shooting, gunfire on the 25th floor of a Burnaby high-rise apartment left a woman dead and a man injured.
There was also a pair of shootings in Surrey that left one man injured.