The attack occurred in the early afternoon and investigators appealed for witnesses, especially those who had shot videos that were later posted on social media. We have a victim who has sadly succumbed to injuries.
"We're still kind of in the dark with respect to motive", Sergeant Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said in an interview.
Zhang said that the suspect is known to police and has a history, it seems, without any further explanations. "He does have a criminal record and obviously one of the priorities is to look into his past".
A makeshift memorial grew outside of the Lynn Valley public library a day after the mayhem.
On Sunday morning, flowers were placed by citizens near the scene of the crime and a sign that reads "Lynn Valley Strong" was placed among them.
A forensics police officer works inside the Lynn Valley public library on Saturday. In 2019, North Vancouver was ranked 10th on Maclean's magazine list of the richest Canadian communities with an average household net worth of almost C$2 million.
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However, as is the case on weekends, the province says more than 10 per cent of hospitals have not reported their numbers. Test positivity, the percentage of tests coming back positive, is at 3.8 per cent.
He said people brought tea towels and other supplies, including a first aid kit, to the library. They then saw several victims within about 100 metres of each other, he said. "But no one did anything to him".
"We share the community's grief and outrage", said Supt.
Hailes said he later talked to a man who tried to lure the attacker away from other people around the library.
"I was in the library community room and just outside, suddenly, we hear yelling and everyone stopped and stared, everyone started running out the side door", Mary Craver, a witness said, according to the outlet. "I'm grateful that we had the timing that we did, but also very sad about what happened".
Police have not yet questioned the suspect, nor have they released his name. "To everyone affected by this violent incident in Lynn Valley, know that all Canadians are keeping you in our thoughts and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured".
"This library has been a secure place for families to gather in the Lynn Valley community for years".