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Homicide investigators in Burnaby after fatal shooting

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IHIT probes latest targeted shooting in Burnaby
The police homicide team is on the scene of another shooting in the Lower Mainland. A man was gunned down last night in Burnaby -- he was taken to hospital but did not survive. Jordan Armstrong has more on the investigation and the ongoing concerns about escalating gun violence – Feb 12, 2021

Homicide investigators are in Burnaby after a fatal shooting on Thursday night.

A man was shot and killed in the 6200 block of McKee Street just after 10 p.m., investigators say. The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Neal Pratap.

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Read more: One man killed in targeted shooting in Burnaby, police say

Officers were seen on Thursday night with guns drawn in the area of Byrne Creek.

One neighbour reported hearing a gunshot followed by a blood-curdling scream, then someone trying to break into their home.

Read more: Homicide investigators identify 22-year old killed in Langley, B.C., shooting in January

 

Thursday’s shooting occurred close to the site of a targeted shooting that claimed the life of 32-year-old gang associate Chris Kenworthy. Investigators don’t think the two are linked.

— With files from Jordan Armstrong

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