Burnaby police investigate reports of shots fired near elementary school

Reports of shots fired

Burnaby RCMP officers are investigating after a report of gunshots near a local elementary school on Friday night.

Police tweeted out about having a police presence along Armstrong Avenue near Cariboo, close to Armstrong Elementary, at around 9 p.m.

Officers were called due to “shots fired” reports, police said.

“No victim has been found. No one is in custody. We’re continuing to investigate,” said police.

This story will be updated if police supply more information.

Burnaby has seen a series of shootings recently, including one person being killed and two others injured in May in the parking lot of Market Crossing shopping centre that police say was related to gangs.

This followed a 20-year-old man being charged with first-degree murder in what police say was another gang-linked shooting in Burnaby. Toni Dalipi, 19, was shot to death outside a vape store on Sixth Street near 13th Avenue.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team later announced charges had been laid against 20-year-old Ahmed Riyaz Tahir. IHIT confirmed an innocent bystander had also been injured in the “brazen daylight shooting” but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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