One man is dead and another remains in hospital following a shooting in Richmond, B.C. on Friday night.
Global News sources have confirmed that the survivor of the attack was alleged transnational gangster Paul King Jin, and that his criminal associate was killed.
Jin was at the alleged “No. 1 loan shark” targeted in the RCMP’s failed E-Pirate investigation. Charges against him in that case were stayed, and he has denied all wrongdoing.
Richmond RCMP was called to the Manzo Itamae Japanese Restaurant at Garden City Road and Capstan Way around 7:30 p.m.
RCMP said two victims were rushed to hospital suffering injuries from the incident.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Saturday that the attack, which left a man in his 40s dead, appears to have been targeted.
Friday’s killing is the second shooting death amid five shootings in as many days.
“That is a planned execution, for whatever reason,” said Doug Spencer, a retired member of the Vancouver police gang squad.
“You’re really not going to stop these guys. Wherever they find one another they’re going to kill one another.”
On Monday, a man police say is linked to gang conflict was injured in a Newton shooting.
Two days later, Iqubal Grewal was shot dead near 67th Avenue and Knight Street.
The next day, gunfire broke out in Surrey leaving a man known to police with injuries. Hours later, gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles in Richmond.
No arrests have been made in Friday’s homicide.
Richmond RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed what happened to call them at 604-278-1212.
-With files from Sam Cooper