Police have identified the two men who were shot and killed in Langley, BC, in a series of attacks early Monday that also injured two people and killed the suspect.
A statement Thursday identified the deceased victims as Paul David Wynn, 60, and Steven Furness, 43.
Wynn was shot and killed around 3 a.m. PT outside the supporting Creek Stone Place residential complex at 201 Street, the second of four people shot over the course of several hours.
Furness was killed just after 5 a.m. near the Langley City bus loop at Logan Avenue and Glover Road
The families of both men made brief statements on Thursday.
Wynn’s family said that “Paul was the face of the family” and “worked so hard for everything he had”, while Furness’s loved ones said they hoped his death would alleviate the plight of the homeless and vulnerable in society. would put in the spotlight.
The suspect in the shooting, which sparked a series of direct-to-mobile emergency alerts Monday, was later shot dead by police at 200 Street and the Langley Bypass near the Willowbrook Mall.
Surviving victims still in hospital
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said the two surviving victims were in hospital as of Thursday.
A woman, 26, was seriously injured when she was shot at the Cascades Casino, on Fraser Highway and 203A Street, around 12:01 am. Police confirmed that the woman was homeless.
Another man, also 26, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg near Willowbrook Mall at 5:45 a.m. – around the same time and place, police killed the suspect, ending the violence after about six hours.
The suspect has since been identified as Jordan Daniel Goggin, 28. Police said Goggin, who lived in Surrey, was known to police after “non-criminal contacts” with officers.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
BC’s Independent Investigations Office, which investigates police-related incidents that end in serious injury or death, is also investigating the shooting as the suspect was killed.