Two people have died in separate shootings around Greater Vancouver, and while homicide investigators are not linking the attacks, they say both appear targeted.
A release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the first shooting happened at about 9 a.m. Thursday in the parking area of a housing complex in Burnaby.
A 17-year-old male who lived at the complex was found dead in a vehicle and the statement says police are trying to determine if his slaying is tied to the continuing Lower Mainland gang conflict.
A white Nissan Rogue was torched in northeast Surrey about two hours after the shooting and investigators are checking for any connection while appealing for dash-cam or surveillance video.
The second fatal shooting happened early Friday during what police describe as a home invasion at a suspected drug lab in a rural area of northwest Abbotsford.
A statement from Abbotsford police does not identify the victim but says the public is not at risk and the homicide investigation team is taking over the case.