3 people died, including the gunman, in a mass shooting early on Monday in the Canadian province of British Columbia, reported local media.
The police earlier issued an emergency alert for shootings in the city of Langley, asking residents to remain cautious and away from the incident.
The first shooting occurred at the local casino at midnight, followed by more shootings at 3 a.m., 5 a.m., and 5:45 a.m. — including one at a residential complex that provides support for people who are transitioning out of homelessness. The other shooting scenes were a bus stop and a highway, police said.
The shooter was identified as as Jordan Daniel Goggin, 28, of Surrey, British Columbia. Police are still investigating the motive.
“Multiple shooting scenes in the downtown core in the city of Langley with 1 incident in Langley township involving transient victims,” an alert sent to B.C. residents’ phones read.
The victims were homeless, and police believe the attack was targeted, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
Canada revamped its gun-control laws after an attacker killed 14 women and himself in 1989 at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique college.
It is now illegal to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of rapid-fire weapon in Canada. To purchase a weapon, one also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification, and criminal record checks.