Delta, BC shooting victim identified as correctional officer; Police hunt for a cause

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On May 1, 2021, after a shooting near a busy shopping center in Delta, BC, a wire covers the windshield of a vehicle.

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A provincial correctional officer has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting in Delta, B.C.

Delta police said in a news release that they are considering a daylight shooting outside the Scottsdale Center Mall on Saturday to target the suspects’ behavior, but the motive has not been revealed.

They say investigators are looking at all angles, including whether it was a case of mistaken identity, that it is related to the man’s personal life or that it is related to his occupation.

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Police say they are in contact with other law enforcement partners about possible links to other incidents in Metro Vancouver, but they have not determined if it is connected to the gang conflict.

No arrests have been made, but a suspect vehicle associated with the shooting was burned to death in Burnaby, B.C., on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Bikramdeep Randhawa of Surrey, B.C.

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, as they now begin to deal with their loss,” Observation. Guy Leeson says in the statement.

Some shopkeepers at the mall blocked the lockout for more than two hours, while investigators collected evidence at the scene on Saturday.

A large part of the parking lot was surrounded by police tape overnight and the police department thanked the criminals for their patience after releasing them on Sunday.

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