Police investigating after youth struck by firearm at Langley mall

Jan 22 2020, 5:52 pm

Langley RCMP is investigating after a youth was struck in the head with what appears to be a firearm at Willowbrook Mall on January 21.

According to RCMP, officers were called to the mall following the report of an altercation between two groups around 4:30 pm on Tuesday.

“It was determined that one of the youths involved in the incident was struck in the head with what appeared to be a butt of a firearm,” said Sgt. Rebecca Parslow of Langley RCMP, in a statement.

“No one was taken to hospital and minor injuries were sustained by the victim.”

The two groups involved are known to each other, and this is believed to be an isolated incident, adds RCMP.

A video sent to Daily Hive that has been circulating on social media shows a man in a black jacket passing by the H&M in the mall with what appears to be a gun in hand.

Langley RCMP confirmed to Daily Hive the footage is connected to the incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon at Willowbrook Mall.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking for witnesses or anyone with information to contact the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.