Shooting in Whistler: Two men dead, two arrested following a brazen public , B.C., investigators say After a public shooting in Whistler, British Columbia, two men died. According to officials, one man passed away immediately after the shooting outside a luxury hotel in Whistler Village, while the other succumbed to his injuries shortly after.
According to Insp. Robert Dykstra, the Whistler RCMP received reports of gunfire at around 12:20 this afternoon. They discovered two males on the ground when they got there. Later, two suspects—both men—were detained in Squamish in relation to the two fatal shootings. The Whistler RCMP added that a burned-out car that was discovered in a residential area of Whistler soon after the shooting may also be considered in the inquiry. Follow For More Updates at Worldrapiddnews.com
What took place throughout the shooting
The Sundial Hotel and the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Center were both surrounded by a significant police presence on Sundial Crescent on Sunday afternoon in Whistler, British Columbia. A witness at the scene reported that they did spot a tarp on the ground and that the area is gated off.
According to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC, IHIT has assumed control of the investigation into the incident. As more information becomes available, Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, a CFSEU official, said, “CFSEU-BC will be helping them, anyway they need.” Residents of Whistler have received an email and SMS alert from the Resort Municipality. “In the Village, a police inquiry is ongoing. Please avoid the designated area in the skier’s plaza. The advisory states that there is no risk to the general population. “Lifts are currently ready.”
From his storefront, the employee at a ski shop in Whistler heard the gunfire. Scott Cargo of Fanatik Co. stated, “I didn’t see (the shooting), but I was out front of our store, about a block and a half away. “There is somebody shooting over there,” a ten-year-old child ran down when she He claimed to have instructed every customer in the business to keep away from the windows.
Local shop owners and onlookers are shaken
On Sunday afternoon, Whistler Village’s Showcase Snowboards at Sundial Crescent was the scene of police tape and an ambulance. Emergency personnel were on the scene, and a section of the storefront was blocked off. Following unverified social media claims of a shooting, people sought refuge in surrounding businesses.
A grocery store owner in Whistler Village informed CBC News that they were keeping their doors locked on Sunday afternoon out of an abundance of caution. People are terrified, and it does have an influence on the neighbourhood, according to Dykstra. “We don’t think there’s any greater risk to the public,”
For the day, Whistler Blackcomb was closed.
After the gunshot was reported, activities at the well-known tourist spot, which is located 120 kilometers north of Vancouver, were suspended. In a tweet sent out at 3 p.m., Whistler Blackcomb Operations said that the RCMP had “formally cleared the Whistler region of any imminent danger.” We will immediately close Whistler Blackcomb for the remainder of the day out of respect for all those impacted, as well as for our visitors and team members.
The resort staff is “shocked and very grieved by this senseless act of violence,” according to spokeswoman Sara Roston. The Whistler branch of the RCMP is asking witnesses or anybody with information about the event to contact them at 604-932-3044. The RCMP says it will share more details as soon as they become available.