The teenage boy who died following Saturday’s Vancouver shooting has been identified as 15-year-old Alfred Wong of Coquitlam.
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He died on Monday, according to the BC Coroners Service.
Vancouver Police Chief Const. Adam Palmer said the teenager was out enjoying a normal Saturday night with his parents.
He was a member of Coquitlam Christ Church of China.
Family friend Melody Li said the family was having dinner and were on their way back to
Coquitlam when a stray bullet went through the car and hit the teen.
“They came to Canada for a better life and ended up losing their son,” she said.
A second person, 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside of Vancouver, died in Saturday’s shooting. Police believe his shooting was targeted.
‘An amazing kid’
Wong’s swim coach says he was a good kid who was friends with everyone.
“He was a smart boy and nice and polite,” Frici Laszlo said .
He said he knew the Coquitlam teen since he was eight years old.
“It was a very hard situation for me and the kids as well when I had to tell them what happened,” said Laszlo.
“It was very emotional, I can’t imagine what the parents are feeling at this time and moment, it’s a nightmare.”
Meanwhile, B.C. Premier John Horgan shared his thoughts on Wong’s death.
“As a parent, I know all British Columbians are angry and saddened at the loss of an innocent life in gang violence in the Lower Mainland,” he said. “And I know I speak for all British Columbians when I say that no stone should be left unturned.”
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Horgan said he was moved hearing the Vancouver Police chief talk about the anger his officers feel as they look to bring someone to justice.
— With files from Amy Judd and Liza Yuzda