May 10, local time, Canadian police identified the man in the shooting at Vancouver airport on the afternoon of May 9, a 28-year-old local gang member named Karman Grewal, who was listed as a threat to public safety as early as 2017.
Police believe he was killed at Vancouver airport and was the result of gang fighting. Since mid-April, at least 10 people have been killed in a series of shootings in british Columbia’s low-lying land areas, either gang-fuelled.
Detective Constable Dwayne McDonald said police were investigating the cases and the gangs behind them in both open and secret ways and would crack down at the right time.
In Canada, gang fights often result in shootings, which cause fewer injuries to passers-by and less media attention. But in recent years, there has been a marked increase in such gang fighting, including in Toronto.
Doug Spencer, a retired Vancouver police officer and gang crime expert, believes the recent spate of gang-fighting incidents shows that these young gang members are shooting at random, no longer choosing incidents and locations, and that fighting in broad daylight is a gross violation of public order. He had never seen such a bad situation of law and order.