Gang-Related Shooting in Whistler Leaves 2 Dead, Disrupts Resort Operations

Jul 25, 2022 at 10:07
by Pinkbike Staff  

On July 24th two men were shot outside the Sundial Hotel in Whistler, British Columbia, at approximately 12:30pm. The hotel is located steps away from the village, and in close proximity to the gondola and chairlifts used for mountain biking and hiking. Photos on social media showed empty lift lines and bikes left in place as riders sought safety after shots were heard.

According to police, one of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene, and the other succumbed to their injuries at a local medical clinic.

B.C.'s IHIT (Integrated Homicide Investigation Team) has said that the shootings were targeted and gang related. A burning car was also linked to the murders. Two men were later arrested in Squamish in relation to the shootings.

Whistler Blackcomb suspended operations for the remainder of the day after the shootings “out of respect for all of those impacted.”

After the suspects had been arrested, Inspector Robert Dykstra, Officer in Charge of the Sea to Sky RCMP, said, “I’m confident with the work done by our investigators that there remains no risk to community safety.”

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to http://www.solve crime.ca.


298 Comments

  • 241 10
 Didn’t know Squampton was actually a real thing…?
  • 48 12
 There used to be plentiful illegal grows in the area. Not sure if that’s changed with mj being legalized in BC. I bet Vancouver has a good amount of human trafficking too given it’s the first stop from Asia.
  • 84 160
flag PHX77 (Jul 25, 2022 at 11:12) (Below Threshold)
 I wonder if they said “soorry” after they shoot them?
  • 31 5
 Hope it wasn't CP Gang-related. ride loco
  • 33 32
 @dthomp325: I think legalization has only increases illegal growing and cartel activity here in Oregon.
  • 26 7
 @dthomp325: Still lots of grows...and Vancouver has a crazy amount of trafficking. It's a great city filled with not-great people.
  • 44 22
 Colors colors colors, you don't know me fool, I want to ride your pool, in the trails in the park in the streets after dark when I grind a curb I shoot a spark, colors
  • 2 1
 Comment omitted.
  • 2 10
flag ReeferSouthrland (Jul 25, 2022 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 @galliwasp: !Whagwon# bIG Tings I go bubbLE Up
  • 25 6
 @BiNARYBiKE: citation needed
  • 1 5
flag tremeer023 (Jul 25, 2022 at 13:13) (Below Threshold)
 @BiNARYBiKE: that's sad to hear.
  • 10 44
flag KK11 (Jul 25, 2022 at 13:15) (Below Threshold)
 Any Chappetta coverage and commentary? It’s her ‘hood…
  • 25 8
 @BenPea: you can google as easily as I can but I’m in a generous mood. Here’s one of many articles:

www.politico.com/amp/news/magazine/2022/01/14/oregon-marijuana-legalization-black-market-enforcement-527012

“Over the last two years, there’s been such an influx of outlaw farmers that southern Oregon now rivals California’s notorious Emerald Triangle as a national center of illegal weed cultivation. Even though marijuana cultivation has been legal in Oregon since 2014, Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler says there could be up to 1,000 illegal operations in a region of more than 4,000 square miles. The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, which oversees the state’s $1.2 billion legal cannabis industry, estimates the number of illicit operations is double that.

Local law enforcement officials believe that people from every U.S. state and as many as 20 countries have purchased property in Jackson or Josephine counties. Cartels roll in and offer long-time residents as much as a million dollars in cash for their property, and hoop houses follow soon after the sale is complete. Residents have become accustomed to hearing Bulgarian, Chinese, Russian and even Hebrew spoken at the grocery store.“
  • 27 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: Yeah Oregon did a sh*t job writing their legislation. One thing cali actually did better on. Bummer is that the states won’t go after the cartel grows (Bulgarian, Hmong, Mexican) because that’s work for the feds. So then all the little guys get thrown in jail and it opens up the black market for all the cartels. Seen in firsthand. Hopefully the feds go for legalization and we can stop supporting human traffickers etc
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325: mj… i like that..
  • 6 3
 @SpecSRAM: Doesn’t that make it a not great city? :thinking:
  • 7 3
 @gnarlysipes: I'd still much rather live here than anywhere else in the country lol
  • 4 1
 @BiNARYBiKE: Thanks for the info. Good to learn stuff. Seems like it's not what you do, it's how you do it though. If indeed this only happens in certain places.
  • 9 0
 @ReeferSouthrland: I just bike on a Giant, Police defiant, ya'll say stop but I say that I can't. My life is biking, biking is life, steeze is my thang dropping brapps so tight. Colors colors colors.
  • 5 8
 @BiNARYBiKE: oh okay so the police said so good thing police don’t lie
  • 17 3
 @dthomp325: its guys from Surrey. Nothing to do with whis except it happened here.
  • 5 3
 @SpecSRAM: Heck, I'd probably rather live there than anywhere else in my country, too.
  • 4 4
 @BiNARYBiKE: sounds like you’re reading that off a police press release.
  • 4 1
 @BiNARYBiKE: Unlike Canada, national legalization won’t happen. With 10x the population in the US, the market in the u.s is just too ripe for a black market. Little Oregon is overwhelmed, but the libertarian rollout wasn’t great either, needed more regulation. Doubt the situation in BC is as bad. It’s a federal problem that unfortunately needs federal dollars.
  • 1 0
 @SpecSRAM: That's EVERY city, from time to time...
  • 6 5
 @ReeferSouthrland: Who the F downvoted this? Something tells me children that have no idea of the reference and somehow think it's racist.
  • 2 0
 Finally someone got it! Can I find that old BMX video VHS is the question.
  • 1 9
flag Tuna-Flapjack (Jul 26, 2022 at 5:00) (Below Threshold)
 @ReeferSouthrland: Your Mum's shouting you, your dinners ready.
  • 11 3
 @BiNARYBiKE: worth noting is that the illegal grow operations here in Oregon are not supplying consumers within the state. They grow and ship to Conservative states that have not yet legalized the growing of or consumption of marijuana. So in reality, legalized weed in Oregon is not the real problem. It's the fact that other states still have antiquated laws that encourage black market activity.
  • 2 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: TBF, the actual lyric from that version isn't colors but Core. May explain some of the down votes.
  • 1 1
 @Chondog94: In the USA all weed is still technically illegal. The feds still haven't legalized it so if they wanted to enforce the laws they could shut down every grower and distributor. In BC it is legal at both levels- provincial(state) and federal.
  • 1 0
 @gticket: the fed mad nearly 4 billion from marijuana taxes in 2021 alone , they have the money.
  • 2 0
 @wtroost: This assumes a political legal system that is effective. If the Fed wanted to enforce the law, the states would push back. And 10 years later something might happen. Its technically illegal here but it literally everywhere. I see more dispensaries than Starbucks!
  • 1 0
 @Chondog94: Everyone's got a price and the Cartels know that...
  • 1 0
 @hexonjuan: Are you on drugs, that is from an early 90s bmx street video where they did a spoof of the song colors.
  • 1 0
 @Tuna-Flapjack: Got your hands on some rubbing alcohol again I see
  • 3 0
 @ReeferSouthrland: Only thing rubbing is your Mum.
  • 1 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: Says the guy with Reefer in his name to the guy with the cover art from said BMX video tattooed on his leg who also interviewed Eddie Roman back in the early 90's for a little zine he and a few of his friends did. Ride Like a Man wasn't just a street vid, however Vic Murphy's part was hella good on a lotta levels for its time.
  • 2 1
 @Tuna-Flapjack: Your mum is a bumb
  • 1 2
 @ReeferSouthrland: bumb? Mum's well happy with that she's currently smiling.
  • 3 1
 @gticket: Oregon was a brave litttle Guinea pig! Things are better in other states. Just based on the amount of jobs created in CA some president is going to use it to boost some numbers guaranteed, we’ll see federal legalization sooner than later
  • 2 0
 @Tuna-Flapjack: Your welcome mate
  • 228 48
 Has the influence of hip hop music in mtb shredits gone too far?
  • 40 5
 That and MTB-themed video games spreading violence!
  • 19 8
 They will be pouring out some 40s for the fallen gangsters at Joyride.
  • 3 1
 Then we would see this type of activity in Andorra
  • 4 3
 @ReeferSouthrland: i spill for the dead homies every time..
  • 8 0
 @yoki-bike: I think it's the BMX background. It went downhill after GTA included a BMX bike in their violent game.
  • 188 8
 This Fox Vs Rockshox feud has gone way too far now....
  • 13 21
flag edmfirefighter1 (Jul 25, 2022 at 12:23) (Below Threshold)
 LMAO !!
  • 7 1
 Thought it was the 26ers having it out with the 29ers. Those boys dont mix.
  • 2 0
 @noplacelikeloam: Romeo and Juliet 69ers causing quite the ruckus
  • 147 3
 I don't know why these gangsters don't just save the gas money and shoot each other in Surrey?
  • 11 13
 Because gangsters are opportunistic creatures. They don't care what costs are involved, as long as their target is eliminated - or, at the very least, as long as a message has been sent.
  • 18 0
 They were from down there. The emerg room doc that just retired from Whistler says he was tired of patching up gang shootings from Surrey people. Wished they would keep it down there. Heres another good example.
  • 10 1
 Well said, at least they re getting rid of themselves
  • 49 68
flag truehipster (Jul 25, 2022 at 13:56) (Below Threshold)
 @Jvisscher: how’s Trudeau‘s gun laws working out?
  • 59 13
 @truehipster: One of my patients left my office and within 2 hours had 16 shots to the head in a drug deal went wrong. Guys who brought illegal guns in from the US illegally. Nothing much could have been done about him with any new Trudeau gun laws. But Trudeau is trying hard to make me a criminal overnight by owning what was legal yesterday... Useless posturing by politicians. I learned this on the ethics committee at the dental College. We were supposed to be dealing with stuff, and as a scientist I want to measure results and affect the causes. The politicians/lawyers on our committee did things for the sole purpose of being able to be legally defensible. Not because it was ever shown to make a real difference. No difference in either situation. Our justice system/lawyers/politicians/beaurocraccy is not only ineffective but results in a worse situation vs. scientific decision making - test, measure, tweak, repeat.
  • 5 0
 @tenoch: and some innocent bystanders every now and then...
  • 20 1
 @Jvisscher: you're expecting politicians to base their policies on science instead of Twitter feelings? That's asking a lot...
  • 30 22
 @Jvisscher: The intention of the gun ban by Trudeau is non-proliferation. Reduce the total number of guns available on the market (legitimate or black - black being fed by the legitimate market) which are typically used in murders and you'll reduce access to them by those who would use them illegally.

The obvious problem is having the US right next door to feed unlimited supply of these weapons in to the black market, which makes the measure kind of pointless.

But then we have to ask ourselves: should we worry about poor regulations in other countries which we can't control, and decide to do nothing because this limits the effectiveness of any measure we attempt?

Put another way: if the US weren't right next door, would the gun ban reduce the ability of murders and mass shooters to access weapons? Yes, it would. So why should we do nothing because of the US's bad influence?
  • 5 2
 @jayacheess: my point exactly. The intention, and legally /arguably defensible plan is to reduce the number of guns to 2 so the chances of 3 shootings happening is nil.

100% logical. Very easy to do for a politician and gives them something to point to when asked if they accomplished anything.

What they should point to is crime statistics, results. Which would take a different approach.

But you are correct, that is exactly the train of thought they are promoting.
  • 10 4
 @Jvisscher:
Unfortunately, many people view statistics as Christian fundamentaliats view evolution.
  • 3 1
 @BenPea: results, not views, are what matter in the end. If it is all lip service and making changes for the non criminals because you are too after to go to war with armed gangs and gun runners, you end up with more crime. As has been shown. But the voting public is more easily swayed by future promises than past results so here we are.
  • 6 2
 @BenPea: As a legal gun owner I have signed that the rcmp can come do a home check at anytime to see if my handguns are locked and stored and reigistered. I would like a law to give them the power to do the same with any gang member. At least level the playing field.

When they outlaw a gun I own, they force me to act to stay on the side of the law I want to be on. What happens to a gang member when this law comes into effect? What are they complied to do or act? Any change? This is a cause/effect way of looking at things. Not popular. Im all for resetting and having a society without guns if the result is better than what we have now. But that won’t happen, can’t happen. So changes need to affect the criminals. Effort needs to en placed there and when that is exhausted and we measure the results, then we can look at the benefits of stepping on the toes of law abiding citizens. As long as it is measured and revisited in a responsible manner.
  • 5 11
flag truehipster (Jul 26, 2022 at 9:08) (Below Threshold)
 @Jvisscher: “ locked and stored and reigistered”. That’s like having a fire extinguisher that doesn’t work. . . . .
  • 4 9
flag Jvisscher (Jul 26, 2022 at 10:05) (Below Threshold)
 @truehipster: No. it works. Ive shot three living things that didn’t belong on my property with them. When I lived in the US I needed them unlocked, loaded and within arms reach when I was around Americans. But I don’t live in Ukraine so Im not worried about random missiles or shootings.
  • 91 4
 I'm surprises Vail would allow them to close for the rest of the day
  • 121 3
 No refunds…
  • 33 1
 @unrooted: there it is
  • 58 4
 They tried to re-open, the lift attendants refused. Good on those workers
  • 144 1
 @unrooted: On behalf of Vail Resorts, we are deeply saddened by this violence. If you were dining when this occurred and had to leave, please be sure to contact the restaurant and pay your outstanding bill.
  • 12 2
 @carym: LOL. that wouldn’t surprise me. And be sure to tip your server 20% even if you didn’t receive your meal.
  • 10 1
 @Keithbickford: nah, tip automatically already included
  • 16 0
 @unrooted @Bikerdude - I was in the lift line about 100 yards from where/when it happened and the bike rental was cheerfully refunded and they added a day to the park pass. I've spoken with several folks who had no problems getting refunds. I haven't met anyone that said they were refused refunds.
  • 4 1
 @Ajax-Rider: that is not accurate. some vail owned retail shops remained closed today to allow workers the time to continue to process what happened.
  • 79 3
 My friends and I were by the lift lines just a few hundred feet away when it happened. We heard gunshots and saw everyone running in our direction so we found shelter and hid til we felt safe to get out. Coming from America I never imagined that my first shooting experience would be in a small Canadian mountain town.
  • 21 6
 'small'
  • 6 0
 @Bro-LanDog: about 11000-12000 people actually live here.
  • 1 1
 Lucky you!
  • 1 0
 @captaindingus: I wish I was one of them
  • 45 0
 We were in the village when this happened around Noon local time..thankfully we were not near where it took place - it was freaking terrifying, people running like crazy, lineup completely deserted, bikes left everywhere. Truly a wild and scary day...
  • 124 4
 Terrible that the most shocking part of that statement was “bikes left everywhere”.
  • 89 52
 No lift line and free demo bikes to use?

That sounds like a dream, buddy
  • 8 4
 @scott-townes: Real dreamy.
  • 19 40
flag Bomadics (Jul 25, 2022 at 11:34) (Below Threshold)
 @scott-townes: Narcissism at it's finest! Human life, meh....boring . . .but look a squirrel!!!!
  • 32 5
 I would not have left my bike.
  • 11 3
 @Nickbikes85: It is faster to cycle away compared to run away.
  • 45 3
 @szec: I dont think you are allowed to ride your bike in the village.
  • 16 0
 @thustlewhumber: This definitely take priority over riding off for your life for sure
  • 91 1
 @thustlewhumber: Don't think you are allowed to shoot people in the village either.
  • 2 0
 @thustlewhumber: I don't think you are allowed to shoot mofos either...
  • 8 7
 @Bomadics: typical humorless wokester
  • 5 20
flag Bomadics (Jul 25, 2022 at 16:53) (Below Threshold)
 @VelkePivo: Typical useless troll, try better next time, that is pitiful attempt at an insult!

I love how all you guys think a double murder is an opportunity for free shit, if I'm woke then you guys must be the zombie horde!
  • 1 0
 @Nickbikes85 - the bikes were all left in the lift corrals. I was there, and there's no way you could have taken your bike if you were in there, unless you didn't mind slowly dragging your bike over barriers (and other bikes) for about five minutes after everyone else had scattered. Both lift lines were super packed when this happened. I had to scramble over about four barriers and it felt like it took forever.
  • 1 0
 @gtill9000: crazy.

“Police say the BC Prosecution Service has approved the charges against 24-year-old Gursimran Sahota and 20-year-old Tanvir Khakh, both from Surrey.“

Well now that I’ve seen every North Korea documentary and Keep Sweet, Pray and Obey. Down the rabbit hole of South Asia gangs.

Glad peeps are OK
  • 1 0
 @thustlewhumber: please, walk your wheels!
  • 1 0
 @thustlewhumber: who cares about rules during a shooting
  • 1 0
 @Bikes-are-awesome: Google 'tongue in cheek'
  • 60 24
 E-bike drive by?
  • 54 3
 Getaway limited to 15.5mph though
  • 9 1
 @veero: they were deregulated
  • 54 20
 pick a wheel size and go to whistler and shoot somebody about it.
  • 33 6
 I'm sure these comments will be totally sane and rational.
  • 17 1
 Another reason to ride bikes and invest your energy in positive outlets and community... because real suffering and convoluted ways of life are scattered about the globe, it's a reality, and the opposite of this is the endless resources for good and happiness found in our sport
  • 32 16
 With police being in short supply & the drug gangs being subsidized by laws making drug possession legal... you're going to get more shootings... Gangs don't do sit down mediations, they do targeted killings, drive-by's & are very well organized & funded. Yes we have too many guns in the USA, but you solve that by PUNISHING those who have guns illegally, not by taking guns from law abiding citizens. We need to make it harder to get guns, & we need to severely punish those who possess guns who aren't supposed to...
  • 11 21
flag somebody-else (Jul 25, 2022 at 17:33) (Below Threshold)
 It would be harder to get guns if we took them from everybody. At least come up with a succinct argument…
  • 15 16
 @somebody-else: No. Criminals would just buy guns brought over from Mexico. Interestingly they still have gun crimes in Australia after the Govt took all of the law abiding citizens guns in the 90s.
  • 14 7
 @scitrainer: even in civilized countries we still have occasional gun crimes but they're severe anomalies and not daily business like in the US.
There won't be 0 gun crimes ever and your statement about Australia is far from interesting.
  • 17 5
 @somebody-else: The 2 states (New Hampshire and Maine) with the lowest murder rate and one of them the lowest number of total murders in 2020 allow open carry, have no waiting period, no universal background checks and have constitutional carry.
The highest murder rate in all of USA is DC, which in effect almost have (had) an outright ban on guns.
The highest total number of murders per state was California, with incredibly strict gun laws, even compared to much of Europe.
You Americans are just really fond of killing eachother for some reason, banning guns won't stop that.
  • 1 3
 @scitrainer: hahaha at cherry picking stats
  • 2 3
 @SterlingArcher: I think you replied to the wrong person...
  • 6 5
 @Mr-Gilsch: ah. So the US isn't a "civilized" country?
Have fun as you alternately burn up and freeze due to putting all of your energy eggs in a Russian basket...
  • 4 3
 @scitrainer: your posts prove the US is highly uncivilized LOL
  • 1 1
 @SterlingArcher: Well there are no stats in my post so...
  • 6 0
 @scitrainer: the illegal firearms used in gun crimes in Australia are from two main sources. Law abiding citizens firearms being stolen from their homes. And imported from third countries that ultimately originate from the USA.

That said gun crime is nearly non existent here, it mostly involves organised crime fighting each other when it does occur. The chance of a citizen going about their everyday lives being a victim of a gun crime is close to the chance of being struck by lightning.

Oh and you can still own firearms. I own five and will be getting one to two more within the next year. I’m glad that there aren’t firearms out in the community with very few restrictions like other places in the world. Australia is a much safer place as a result of it, but more importantly it has prevented untold number of suicides. That’s peoples parents, spouses, siblings, and children that are alive because of the laws. It was an unexpected consequence after the change in legislation. These consequences are worth any restrictions that are placed on me as a firearm owner.
  • 2 1
 @Losvar: Well, comparing two of the most homogenous states in America with far less economic disparity compared to DC/California, it's hardly surprising. Guns are merely weapons used in a deepening societal decay.
  • 2 1
 @Mr-Gilsch: Just because your media is crippled and a slave to their master doesn't mean nothing is happening, means they don't care to report that. Berlin is burning imo, and since we've dealt with Kreuzberg in the past I can claim the muslims are dead serious when it comes to taking your shit. Glaub's!
  • 1 0
 @Losvar: lol the per state stats in the US are so stupid since of course state borders aren't checked. Anyone with a brain can figure that out.
  • 27 12
 Wonder if this will end up being related to that bullshit in Langley today.
Need to catch these @#$*%, then melt down their guns.
  • 21 0
 I can't see how. Whistler was gang related and the Langley wacko was just shooting homeless people.
  • 4 1
 It doesn't seem like they're related, although both were certainly targeted assaults. The Whistler situation was purely gang motivated, while the Langley situation seems to just be some loon who felt it was necessary to murder/attempt to murder some transient folks.
  • 40 0
 Or just melt down the gang members and cut out the root problem?
  • 19 4
 @speedfreek: This! Lock up ALL gang members and gun crime will drop by 80%.
  • 8 2
 @chicane32: or more.
  • 10 21
flag Keithbickford (Jul 25, 2022 at 13:00) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, they’re related. Both incidents involved guns.
  • 55 57
 @Keithbickford: Except the dumb want to ban ALL guns even though the majority of gun crimes is a direct result of criminals with their illegal guns. In the end, the only citizens that will be affected is law abiding citizens and these shootings will continue as the norm.
  • 70 13
 @chicane32: I don't think anybody really cares about criminals turning illegally purchased guns on other criminals, as is the case here with these gang members in BC. It'd be nice if it weren't happening, but nothing you can do will stop those people from killing each other. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes...

The thing people really care about, I think, is the legally purchased guns used in the mass shootings we've been seeing a constant stream of since the 90s which, in my opinion, have no place in a civil society. The guy in Buffalo, just like the guy in Uvalde, wasn't a criminal. He purchased a gun legally and broke no laws until he started killing lots of innocent people, for no other reason than being mad at the world. The fact that those folks could easily get their hands on weapons capable of such devastation is a problem.
  • 40 18
 @chicane32: I'm fine with less guns in general.
  • 4 12
flag Jvisscher (Jul 25, 2022 at 13:54) (Below Threshold)
 @jeffrocx: I'm fine with nobody else having guns, just me.I'm fine with not having my guns in the city, and keeping them on my acreage where I can shoot them. Most of these guys are bringing their illegal guns in illegally across the border anyway.
  • 3 0
 @Jvisscher: I'm not anti-reasonable-use-of-guns, but just as a general sentiment.
  • 7 2
 @chicane32: did you just blame crimes on criminals and shootings on illegal guns? Get this man a raise
  • 2 0
 @jeffrocx: me too. I was being cheeky.
  • 13 8
 @speedfreek: "The fact that those folks could easily get their hands on weapons capable of such devastation is a problem."

Not really the root cause of the problem there.
They could do way more damage by driving their car into a schoolbus or a busy shopping street.
Why do people end up wanting to murder as many innocents as they can?
And how do you stop that from happening?
Those are questions that could lead to a meaningful solution, or at least reduce the scale of the problem.
Just putting out blanket bans, only affects people that actually obey the law.
There's also the morality of restricting freedoms, which is objectively evil, even for "the greater good".
Shit's quite complex, and there's no perfect solution, but restricting everything to the point where no evil can be done, that would lead to a dystopian hell.
  • 12 1
 @Losvar: Banning things is easier than taking a look at ourselves and realizing that we absolutely have a mental health issue in America. It starts with shitty parents and is prolificated by the internet. Probably. I'm not an expert.
  • 1 2
 Yeah you should do it. Start with me! Come on try and I'll take your bike if you fail. Cowards nowadays...
  • 1 1
 @8088yl0n: Watch out everyone. We got a real badass over here... I'm sure you're not just a loser hiding behind a keyboard, pretending to be a tough guy, are you?
  • 2 0
 @speedfreek: And his comment reads like a poorly translated video game Boss.
  • 14 0
 Shit man, Whistler too dangerous now, DC has carjackings and shootings every day... just gonna stay here in Beirut where its safe.
  • 15 5
 Shitty gangstas stay the fuk outta my hood.
  • 14 3
 Damn rollerbladers
  • 13 7
 Being a huge Whistler fan, I was actually thinking about moving in the region, from Romania. Actually considered it very seriously, but now ...I'll stay put in my 3-rd world, "uncivilized" country, where, in my 38 years, I have never heard of a gang related shooting. It's sad to see what is happening to the "good guys" "civilized", reputation of Canada. You can find dumb, ignorant people everywhere, but It's how you manage, as a government, that level of stupidity, that really says a lot about a country.
Romania has a very very low tolerance for weapon possession in general, and I'm ok with that.
"Stupid" needs to be kept under strict control, and if that means that I won't ever be able to own a gun, I'm ok with it.
No threat from guns = No need for me to own a gun
...it only leads to an escalation/arms race, within a society

...just my 2 cents, so please, all you "it's my right to have a gun" princesses, please abstain from unnecessary comments
  • 1 0
 Frate, just take a spin to the other side of Danube, we have what you've missed. That big bad neighbour war state... guns, drugs and hoolighans with badges, we have it all. But you won't find 13yo prostitutes with 2 children, voodoo sects, or anti-robin Hoods thievs like your country. Just look what Redman has to say about you. Welcome to the evil casa!
  • 1 0
 @8088yl0n: wtf are you talking about ?! ...and since when is Redman an authority on Romania? ...are you really that dumb ?!
  • 10 1
 Was it... a biker gang? (I'll show myself out)
  • 5 2
 @Chondog94:Cali laws better? Not really.

California is reducing taxes on legal grows, because illegal weed is undercutting everywhere.

Very soon, the taxes that were so highly touted "for the children", won't make up for the human toll.
  • 9 2
 Diversity is our strength!
  • 6 0
 based
  • 2 0
 Im in Whistler. Tourists were saying to me “ active shooter “ and “mass shooting” in the village. The Vancouverite in me knew it was targeted gangster right away. Happens alot- not always at Scott rd & 88th so you never know. One resident said that May long weekend used to be a gangster convention in Whistler back in the day.
  • 5 1
 It was a mountain Biker Gang. Hell's donuts ! Don't f.ck with them, those are the grim facts folks .
  • 10 6
 A "burning car vehicle"... I guess as opposed to a "burning car statue"?
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 The high-pivot vs low-pivot gang feud?

TIL: gangs exist in Whistler.
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 They also vacation there from Surrey.
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 Looking at my Strava time stamp vs this shooting, I was sooo close to this shooting. Brutal. The pictures of the victims after they were shot were definitely disturbing. Hopefully not too many people had to see it for real.
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 "Stomping on the easiest streets that you can walk on" Dr. Dre-
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 "...no, you send other people to do it for you" - Tony Montana and also Suge Knight to dre.
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 People upset about the gang violence making its way to Whistler, it’s not like any product has ever been consumed there right. Jeez guys Let the Aussies partake in peace. Keep living that thug life down the road
  • 3 2
 Wow does that statement come supplied with a time machine......straight back to the wild west?
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 Granby: "Gangs? That's cute, call me when yall see a DIY tank-dozer"
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 Kill dozer Smile
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 @nowaybro: Yup ha, the killdozer that killed none (not disagreeing the guy was a lunatic). Murican Media.
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 I wish people wouldn’t do such things to people they deserve a long time in jail.
  • 3 1
 Who do they roll with? SRAM or Shimano?
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 Microshift
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 Those Shimano guys were swearing Sram brakes and then the Sram guys opens fires!
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 Another 12 speed chain deal gone bad!
  • 2 1
 Im for anything that helps reduce lift line wait times.
  • 2 1
 rumors are it was the YT mob. Big if true.
  • 1 1
 Mob vs syndicate
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 "your turn to drive the shuttle Bloody Bill"
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 Too much curry in the Corridor
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 Happy to report that r/hardtailgang was not involved
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 Good thing I chose to ride Saturday....
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 spoil brats trying to be bad ass
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 Previously the guys brother was murdered in front of him, he chased old mate down and stabbed the guy in the eye. Bad ass guys being bad ass guys more likely
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 Provably some immigrants from U.S.A taking their bad habits to Canada.
  • 3 1
 when your teeth are so bad they effect your spelling
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 @emptybe-er: Gringos go home!!!
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 That's a mass shooting by liberal news standards
  • 1 3
 Wait, thought the all great ruler Trudeau has put a ban on all guns? How was this even possible? Did those shooters not know the law?
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 E-bikers VS non-E-bikers argument goes way to far
  • 1 2
 Gang bang bang?
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 I think that this 29 over 27.5 discussion went a little bit too far...
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 Are guns controlled in Canada?
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 Not with us next door lol
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 Anyone ride shotgun?
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