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Police investigating whether Burnaby shooting tied to Lower Mainland gang conflict

The victim of a deadly shooting on Hastings Street between Gamma and Beta Tuesday has been identified but hasn't been named 'to allow proper notification to the family,' according to police

Homicide investigators are in Burnaby investigating a fatal shooting in the Heights Tuesday night.

Police were called to the 4700 block of Hastings Street just after 11 p.m. for a report of shots fired, according to a Burnaby RCMP news release Wednesday morning.

When officers arrived, they found one man dead at the scene, the release said.

About 20 minutes later, police got another call about a vehicle fire in the 8200 block of Burnlake Drive.  

Police believe the incidents are linked, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Investigators are now looking for dash-cam video in the area of Hastings Street and Beta Avenue between 10 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. and in the area of Burnlake Drive and Government Road between 11 p.m. and 11:45 p.m.

The victim has been identified, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, but is not being named "to allow proper notification to the family."

“We’re working closely with our partners to determine if this incident has any connection to the Lower Mainland gang conflict," IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or [email protected]

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