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‘It was just chaos’: Witness describes shots fired at Langley’s Willowbrook Mall

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With what's become an all too familiar story in Metro Vancouver, more brazen gun violence in broad daylight putting innocent lives at risk. It was the fourth shooting to rock the lower mainland, in less than a week. With investigators once again asking for help from the public. Rumina Daya reports – May 4, 2021

Langley RCMP say they are investigating a report of shots fired at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre on Monday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the scene after 3:30 p.m. and found a male with gunshot wounds, RCMP said. He was taken to hospital for treatment of his potentially life-threatening injuries.

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At least two bullet holes could be seen in a building near the Sport Chek and Toys “R” Us.

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“It was just chaos,” said Dawn Muckle, who was shopping at Nordstrom Rack with her child.

“We were next in line for the cashier and an announcement came on overhead saying, “We’ve been made aware of an emergency situation. We’re going to need you guys to head to the back of the store.’

“I just had this feeling come over me. I looked at the cashier and I said, “Is there a shooter outside?’ And she goes, ‘Yes. You need to go.'”

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As she moved she heard people say “duck down, duck down.”

“It was very surreal,” she said.

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The area around the scene will be cordoned off for a “significant amount of time,” police said.

RCMP said they are also looking into a vehicle fire at a berry farm in Aldergove. Police said it is too soon to tell if the fire is connected to the incident at Willowbrook Mall.

More to come…

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