With consent of the families, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is identifying the victims who died in the shooting on July 25. (Photo - IHIT)
With consent of the families, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is identifying the victims who died in the shooting on July 25.
In the early morning hours of July 25, 2022, a total of four people where shot in multiple shootings occurring in the Township of Langley and City of Langley. Two victims died at scene. One woman remains in critical condition and the other man has non-life threatening injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) continues to investigate with the support of the Langley RCMP and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). The suspect was engaged by police and shot where he died at scene. The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continues to investigate the police shooting.
IHIT investigators and Victim Services have been in contact with the families of all the victims. There has also been engagement with the community and those affected by this tragic event. With permission of their families, the identities of the victims are being released. Paul David Wynn, 60, died outside the Creek Stone Place. Steven Furness, 43, died at the Langley Bus Loop. The families are also sharing photos and offer the following statements about their loved ones.
Paul’s family say that "Paul was the poster child of the family he worked so hard for everything he had."
(Image of Paul David Wynn)
Steven’s family say that "hopefully Steven’s tragic death will put a spotlight on the plight of the homeless and vulnerable in society. Love from your family."
(Image of Steven Furness)
The surviving victims have all been identified and their families have been contacted. The woman, age 26, remains in critical condition. The man with non-life threatening injuries is 26-years-old. Both are still in the hospital. IHIT continues to investigate and is gathering information to formulate possible motives. At this time, no further details on motive can yet be shared.
"We’ve learned that there are those in the community looking for their friends and loved ones wondering if they were victims," said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, "we hope that this identification helps the public awareness of who was involved and to assess if there are other unaccounted for."
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