Man, 25, killed in Coquitlam had ties to the Lower Mainland gang conflict: police

Two people are dead and another injured in what investigators are calling a targeted gang-related shooting in Coquitlam on Wednesday evening. It comes on the heels of a crime spree one day earlier, and although investigators say the two aren't connected, it has left the community on edge. Kamil Karamali reports.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified one of the men killed Wednesday night in Coquitlam.

Investigators said on Thursday that 25-year-old Ramin Salam of Coquitlam was shot and killed in the area of Dawes Hill Road and Mundy Street around 7:30 p.m.

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT said Salam was known to them and they believe it was a targeted shooting connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Two people died in the shooting but investigators are not identifying the second person at this time.

They have not identified the other person killed in the shooting at this time.

RCMP said officers were called to the area after receiving multiple 911 calls about a possible shooting.

When officers arrived on the scene they found multiple shell casings and two unresponsive people inside a vehicle, police said. Both were suffering from gunshot wounds.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported to the hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

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Police also said a third victim was found suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was also taken to the hospital.

Police are asking any witnesses who may have video footage, including dash cam, surveillance, or cellphone video to contact investigators. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by e-mail.

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