Update – Police confirming victim deceased following shooting
Delta Police is confirming that the victim in the brazen shooting that occurred May 1, just before 5 pm, is deceased.
The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Scottsdale Centre mall, which is at 120 St and 72nd Ave.
“Despite the best efforts of Emergency Health Services, unfortunately the victim in this incident did pass away,” says Inspector Guy Leeson, head of Investigative Services at Delta Police.
Police are not releasing the victim’s name, or other identifying information at this time, as next of kin notifications are still ongoing.
Police are aware of speculation regarding whether a vehicle involved in another incident in Metro Vancouver may be linked to this incident. However, that is not something that we can comment on at this time.
The last homicide that occurred in North Delta was in 2015.
Original news release….
May 1, 2021
Police investigating shooting at Scottsdale Centre
Delta Police received reports of a shots fired at 4:55 pm May 1 near a gas station at 72nd Ave and 120th Street.
Police responded immediately and located a male who had been shot.
“Right now the initial evidence is indicating that this was a targeted shooting,” says Inspector Guy Leeson, head of Investigative Services at Delta Police.
“Officers have been interviewing witnesses in the area, and we are also in possession of video that appears to have been filmed immediately after the incident,” says Insp. Leeson. “However, anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to police, and was a witness, has dashcam or CCTV video, is asked to please call 604-946-4411.”
Delta Police are not in a position to confirm the identity of the victim or comment on his medical condition.
“This shooting took place in a very public manner, and we are very much aware of the possible risk to innocent bystanders,” says Insp. Leeson. “Fortunately it doesn’t appear there was anyone else injured during this incident, but we ask those who might have any information to contact police.”