An exchange of fire took place at the Vancouver International Airport area in British Columbia, western Canada, on Sunday. One person died. According to the police, these were dozens of gangs.

The shooting victim was found near the departure station, already located in the neighboring town of Richmond, Vancouver. “The man was shot dead,” police said on Sunday. Paramedics were sent to the scene.

According to the services, the participants in the shooting managed to escape from the scene. Officers managed to identify their car and began shooting at it. The fugitives also returned fire. No further details were given.

CBC News reported that the search for suspects is ongoing.

Federal Minister for Public Security Bill Blair admitted in a tweet that the incident was linked to a criminal gang account.

Police closed access roads to the terminal, which serves international and domestic flights, and closed the entrance to the building with screens. Most of the shops are closed at the station.

The airport administration confirmed that it was operating normally and advised the police to ask questions about the circumstances of the shooting. The port authorities said in a statement: “Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragic event.”

There has been a series of similar incidents in the Vancouver area in recent days. Two people were killed in a shootout in a crowded mall.

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