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Trying to quell fear

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.

British Columbia's public safety minister has stepped in to reassure residents after several reports of targeted violence and deaths connected to gang activity in Metro Vancouver.

Mike Morris says B.C.'s anti-gang units have their targets set on known gang members and their associates and he has confidence the units are working hard on the investigations.

There was a shooting in Burnaby Wednesday that injured a man on the same day that human remains were found alongside a Langley street in what police said was a targeted killing.

On Oct. 16, Langley police said that a "well-established member" of the Hells Angels was murdered and they arrested a man the next day who was allegedly from another crime organization.

Morris says in a statement that he shares the public's concern about the risk to innocent bystanders to gang violence and police are working tirelessly to disrupt and stop these people.

The minister says two, newly established 10-person teams within the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit are now fully operational.


ORIGINAL: 9:45 a.m.

Police are investigating a shooting incident overnight at a Burnaby highrise.

Shots rang out outside the front door of the building on Rosser Avenue about 10:40 p.m.

RCMP believe the incident was targeted, but no one was injured.

It's the second police incident at the building in recent weeks, and the province's anti-gang task force is investigating.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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