IHIT investigating deadly shooting Saturday in Coquitlam

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COQUITLAM, B.C. — Police say a man is dead after a shooting Saturday evening in Coquitlam, B.C.

Investigators say the victim was gunned down near Hart St. and Henderson Ave. around 5:30 p.m.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) tweeted that they believe it was a targeted shooting.

The victim's identity was not immediately released, nor was any suspect information.

And IHIT did not say in their tweet whether they suspect the shooting is tied to the ongoing gang conflict in Metro Vancouver.

There have been 20 gang-related homicides and 20 attempted murders in Metro Vancouver so far this year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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