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Man killed in targeted shooting in Burnaby, B.C., RCMP say

Bullet holes are seen in the window of a vehicle parked outside a restaurant at Kingsway and Denbigh Avenue. Burnaby RCMP say a man was shot and killed in a targeted attack at the scene around 10:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
Bullet holes are seen in the window of a vehicle parked outside a restaurant at Kingsway and Denbigh Avenue. Burnaby RCMP say a man was shot and killed in a targeted attack at the scene around 10:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

Homicide investigators say a man was shot dead in Burnaby, B.C., on Tuesday night in what appears to be targeted violence.

Mounties said in a release they were called to Kingsway near Denbigh Avenue, around a kilometre east of the Metrotown mall, around 10:30 p.m. PT after gunshots were reported outside a restaurant in B.C.'s third most populated city.

First responders tried to save the man's life but he was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.

Investigators have not identified the victim or released his age.


Burnaby RCMP said they believe the shooting was targeted "and there are no further risks to the public from this incident."

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the case, RCMP said.

Investigators are asking for witnesses or anyone with dashcam video in the area of Kingsway and Denbigh Avenue between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Jan. 23 to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-557-4448 or email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.