A dashcam caught the moment when a burning van went through the intersection of 88 Avenue and 216 Street in Langley’s Walnut Grove neighbourhood on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 around 2:30 p.m. (special to Langley Advance Times)

A dashcam caught the moment when a burning van went through the intersection of 88 Avenue and 216 Street in Langley’s Walnut Grove neighbourhood on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 around 2:30 p.m. (special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Burning van careens through Langley after fleeing shooting scene

One person was wounded

  • Nov. 17, 2020 3:20 p.m.

An incident involving a burning van that crashed into multiple parked cars in Langley is connected to a shooting earlier in the day, RCMP confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

It began when Langley RCMP responded to a report of shots fired around 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sandman Signature Suites in North Langley.

Officers arrived to find one man had sustained what police said is believed to be a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

There was a similar incident in the same parking lot in 2017 that claimed the life of Tyrell Sinnott, 20, of Surrey, who was shot and died at the scene.

Sinnott had a criminal record, and was involved in the drug trade, police said.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Langley shooting victim identified

A gold-coloured minivan fled

It crashed at 88th Avenue and 216th Street in Walnut Grove around 2:30 p.m. and the crash was captured on a nearby vehicle’s dash cam.

“You can see them bailing out,” said the driver of the car that captured the moment, who did not want to be identified.

The van appeared to be heading north on 216th.

According to witnesses, two men in the van jumped out while the vehicle was still in motion, and it came to rest in the parking lot of a strip mall.

“It went through some bushes, hit a car, then hit [two] trucks at the [north] end of the parking lot,” said one witness, who did not want to be identified.

It came to rest in a parking lot after hitting at least four vehicles.

Langley RCMP and fire were called to the scene.

Two “persons of interest” were taken into custody and were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, police said.

Police are asking for any surveillance or dashcam footage that would assist with the investigation, whether that be of the shooting itself or the van fire.

READ ALSO: By the Numbers: Gun Crime in Langley

Anyone with information that might assist is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.solvecrime.ca.



dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

LangleyLangley RCMP

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

With news that Santa won’t be coming to Cottonwood Centre this year, April Blais wanted to set up a photo op with the jolly old elf in her front yard. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack family blown away by response to Christmas light display

The Blais family has decked out their yard with holiday decor, collecting food bank donations

Abbotsford residents gather in the Clearbrook area on Monday to demonstrate against what they say is unfairt treatment by the Indian government to farmers in the Punjab region of that country. (Maan Sidhu photo)
Abbotsford residents gather to protest unfair treatment of India farmers

Locals believe new bills will devastate small farms, demand farmers be allowed to protest peacefully

The paraglider pilot, while attempting to free himself, dropped 30 feet and sustained serious injuries as Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue members worked quickly to extract him from the trees. They were able to get him to a waiting ambulance at the end of a nearby forest service road. (Contributed Photo/Dave Harder)
UPDATE: Rescued paraglider being treated for non-life threatening injuries

Pilot tried to self-rescue but sustained serious injuries in a 30-foot fall

Richard Probert captured what could be a distant cousin to the beloved Ogopogo, taken at Harrison Lake. Historically, serpent-like cryptids in Canada aren’t known to have tentacles springing out the front. Whle it’s likely a fallen tree, the dragon-like silhouette captured Probert’s imagination. (Contributed Photo/Richard Probert)
PHOTO: Harrison’s own Ogopogo?

Serpentine cryptids haven’t been documented in Harrison since the 1930s

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest weekend of COVID-19 pandemic with 46 deaths; more than 2,300 cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides COVID-19 update

A criminal trial for Robert Boule (inset), the owner of the Smuggler’s Inn, is to begin in August 2021, following a failed application to strike down immigration-act provisions that he is charged under. (Photo courtesy of The Northern Light newspaper)
Charter challenge quashed in case of U.S. man accused of human smuggling at his inn

Robert Boule’s criminal trial set to begin August 2021

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

Business groups have been advocating for years that local approvals for construction in B.C. are too long and restricted, and that B.C.’s outdates sales tax deter business investment. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. residents worried about COVID-19 deficit, business survey finds

Respondents support faster local approvals, value added tax

The first of two earthquakes near Alaska on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, is shown in blue. (USGS)
No tsunami risk after two earthquakes near Alaska

Both earthquakes hit near the U.S. state on Dec. 1

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

Paramedics register patients at a drive through, pop-up COVID-19 test centre outside the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators, in Ottawa, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. A new poll suggests most Canadians aren’t currently worried that people in other countries might get a COVID-19 vaccine first. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canadians not worried other countries will get COVID-19 vaccine first: poll

Forty-one per cent of respondents say they want the vaccine to be mandatory for all Canadians

Most Read