RCMP Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald says that when violence happens in public spaces, it only strengthens their resolve to put an end to it.
Police said that at least two suspects were seen fleeing in an SUV.
Traffic cones blocked a section of the global and Canadian departure areas at the airport, while tall, white screens in front of an entrance shielded the crime scene.
"A 28-year-old man was shot, he succumbed to his injuries", Jang said during a news conference on Sunday evening. Police have now charged a 20-year-old for that death outside a local vape store.
There has been a string of shootings in the Vancouver area over the last several days, including two separate daytime shooting deaths in busy shopping malls.
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) in Canada in a message posted on its Twitter account on Sunday wrote that a man was shot dead this afternoon near the domestic flight terminal [Vancouver International Airport]. Will Ng expressed disgust at the actions of the suspects and fatigue in the face of continued escalation between gangs in Metro Vancouver.
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"I can tell you what we are doing is working very closely with police agencies right across the province to ensure that they've got the resources they need to get the job done", he said. "No one would do a murder at an global airport with cameras and an RCMP detachment assigned specifically to that location". Dr. Bains, a professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, said these younger gang members carrying out the violence have no fear of justice from law enforcement. When officers attempted to apprehend them, the suspects opened fire.
According to the Vancouver Sun, the man has been identified as Indo-Canadian gangster Karman Grewal, who was associated with the so-called United Nations gang.
Richmond RCMP Chief Supt. Police later found a burning auto about 28 kilometers (17miles) away.
Top Mounties say they plan to meet Tuesday with Mike Farnworth, B.C.'s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor-General, to lay out their plan to respond to the recent outbreak of shootings.
"From outside of Vancouver restaurants to Delta parking lots, to outside a Toys "R" Us in Langley, gang violence is exploding in the Lower Mainland and British Columbians are scared and want to know what this premier is going to do to keep them safe", said Liberal Trevor Halford, the Opposition's mental health and addictions critic.