Photographs fired at YVR. Killed at Vancouver Worldwide Airport in BC, Canada
YVR, the international airport for Vancouver, Canada, was closed following a fatal shooting on Sunday.
- A man was shot dead outside the main terminal of Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, BC, on Sunday afternoon.
- According to BC Emergency Health Services, the bicycle paramedics at the airport reacted to the scene shortly before 3 p.m.
- Two ambulances were also sent to the airport after the shooting, but no one was taken to the hospital, according to the EHS.
After the entire area around Vancouver airport was shot down, the airport reopened at 4 p.m. The roads were open again and the Canada Line drove back to the airport.
A manhunt is on the way to find the gunman who is terrorizing the BC airport today.
The airport said in a statement on Twitter that it is working with RCMP to respond to an incident outside the main terminal.
YVR “is currently open and secure with restricted access,” it said in a tweet.
When searching for suspects, police ordered the closure of “access points” to the area, which resulted in the closure of several Canada Line stations and several major roads into the city where the airport is located.
Metro Vancouver transit police told CTV News that the SkyTrain shutdown was a precautionary measure and referred questions about the incident itself to RCMP.
The Massey Tunnel and other major roads leading to Richmond were also closed to traffic due to a police operation on Sunday afternoon, according to DriveBC.