RCMP officers stand near a body covered with a tarp in the parking lot of a shopping complex after one person was killed and two others were injured during a shooting in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

RCMP officers stand near a body covered with a tarp in the parking lot of a shopping complex after one person was killed and two others were injured during a shooting in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man, 23, killed in latest Lower Mainland shooting had gang ties: IHIT

Jaskeert Kalkat was one of the three people hit by gunfire at Market Crossing mall at around 8:30 p.m.

The man shot to death Thursday night at a busy shopping mall in Burnaby has been identified as a 23-year-old with gang affiliations.

Jaskeert Kalkat was one of the three people hit by gunfire at Market Crossing mall at around 8:30 p.m., Sgt. Frank Jang said Friday (May 14).

The other two – a man and a woman – are being treated in hospital for severe injuries, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Investigators believe all three victims were targeted in the shooting, the 11th in Metro Vancouver in a span of a few weeks, as police grapple with a spike in gang violence.

RELATED: Man dead, 2 others injured in another suspected gang shooting in the Lower Mainland

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. To remain anonymous, people can contact Crime Stoppers.

This is the 11th shooting in a few weeks in the region, as police grapple with a spike in gang violence.

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