Vancouver Police today has released the photos, names and ages of six gangsters with links to Vancouver who pose a significant risk to the safety of the public.
“Our police intelligence leads us to believe that the individuals we have identified today may be targeted by rival gang members,” says Chief Constable Adam Palmer.
“My greatest concern right now, related to the ongoing gang violence, is that an innocent bystander will be hurt or killed during a shooting targeting a gangster.”
Police agencies throughout Metro Vancouver are aware of several conflicts involving numerous crime groups that have resulted in murders and attempted murders in recent weeks in public places.
There have been 20 gang-related homicides in Metro Vancouver in 2021 and 20 attempted murders. Police are expecting the violence to continue and escalate.
Vancouver Police have also initiated a new taskforce to deal with the escalating gang violence.
The taskforce will pull together detectives from various sections and tactical officers from the emergency response team, gang crime unit, patrol and other specialized units.
This taskforce will also provide all frontline patrol officers with regular briefings on the gang conflict as it evolves and about any gangsters believed to be residing in or visiting Vancouver.
“Every single patrol officer will know every single player in this conflict,” adds Chief Palmer. “They will step up patrols in the city – specifically near the restaurants and businesses the gangsters frequent.”
Vancouver Police remind the public to report any suspicious activity to police by calling 9-1-1.