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Gunfire At Richmond Ikea Parkade

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Gunfire at Ikea Richmond parkade

By Cassidy Olivier, The ProvinceDecember 11, 2012 9:13 PM

Richmond RCMP investigate reports of shots fired in the Ikea parking lot on in Richmond on December 11, 2012.

Richmond RCMP said it was miraculous that no one was injured Tuesday after gunfire broke out at the Ikea store in the 3300-block Jacombs Road.

Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said Mounties received several reports of shots fired at around 4:30 p.m.

She said that by the time investigators arrived, the suspects had already fled the scene.

“Miraculously no one was injured,” Turley said in a statement.

“There was also no property damage.”

Turley said the shooting happened in the store’s parkade.

The area was blocked off by yellow police tape and investigators remained on scene for several hours Tuesday evening.

Despite the shooting, the store maintained its regular hours, an Ikea spokesperson said.

Turley said investigators are still trying to determine the reasons behind the shooting and who was involved.

As the investigation continues, police are asking with information is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222.8477.

colivier@theprovince.com

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Kids with real guns? Wannabe gangsters maybe?

Whoever they were, they were amateurs if nobody (they intended to injure) was injured, luckily for everyone else present.

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Even gangsters need to build their own furniture.

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Probably a disgruntled customer after having failed to put his own cheap desk together.

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Violence has seen more than a few young souls, many Indo-Canadian, found dead, their bodies sometimes abused before and after death, in and around Richmond, South Surrey, south Vancouver... It may not be related, but its doubtful it is not related to similar gang activity. I used to live and work in Richmond, and would prefer a more concerted effort to clean up the gang activity and drug trafficking which leads to such violence.

A Vancouver gang squad detective was quoted as saying "the clock is ticking for all these guys!" IE; its going to happen again, as the Ikea gunfire indicates.

http://www.warriorsreligion.com/news/historyofviolence

This article above lists many who have lost their life in the gangs once inhabited by Bindy Johal, the Dosanjh brothers (a friend of mine worked in a shop across the street from one's murder and was first on scene as he died). Guys have been shot at weddings, in streets, in front of their homes, in drive by's, left in ditches abused, in nightclubs, at Metrotown, temples...

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Dhak+gang+they/6114591/story.html#axzz2EpCwiOid

This article suggests it is getting worse.

Anybody have any solutions?

Kids with real guns? Wannabe gangsters maybe?

Whoever they were, they were amateurs if nobody (they intended to injure) was injured, luckily for everyone else present.

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We should be like 'murica and make it easier to have guns, that way other people with said guns would have prevented this from happening.

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We should be like 'murica and make it easier to have guns, that way other people with said guns would have prevented this from happening.

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Because our tougher gun laws prevented this shooting? Oh wait, it didn't.

The issue here isn't guns and whether or not they should be controlled more or otherwise, since it's probably 99% of the gun violence in Vancouver are caused by illegal guns. Criminals won't be obeying the laws here.

That being said, this is more of a cultural/societal problem. Why are there groups of young, testosterone driven males shooting at each other in the first place? Where are the families in all this? Is there anything more the police can be doing?

Maybe we ought to start tar and feathering these gangster wannabees, along with public spanking or something.

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Sounds like gangsters are running amok in this province. Police can't, won't or simply turn a blind eye until innocent bystanders are effected. I'm not surprised anymore and if this continues I will be packing up my bags and moving to Japan or Switzerland. Those are places where there are like no guns or gangs. This province is turning into a serious sink hole, getting worse and worse by the day!

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Obviously, someone using iPhone maps who thinks they've just arrived at Black Friday.

(I work right around the corner from there but heard/saw nothing)

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The RCMP is useless against gangsters.

Everybody stay alert when you come visit Richmond.

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In other news a well dressed monkey showed up at a nearby veterinary clinic with a gunshot wound...

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