Walnut Grove shooting victim identified as 18-year-old Langley man

An 18-year-old man, Julian Moya Cardenas of Langley, has been identified as the victim of a shooting on the afternoon of December 7 in Langley. RCMP said Moya Cardenas was known to police, who suspect the shooting was targeted.

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The victim of a shooting in Langley on Friday has been identified as 18-year-old Julian Moya Cardenas.

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Langley RCMP said in a press release on Saturday that Moya Cardenas was known to police, who suspect the shooting was targeted. RCMP said reports of the shooting at the intersection of 202nd Street and 88th Avenue at around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

A passerby was also shot dead in the incident and is recovering from non-life threatening injuries in hospital. The spectator’s name was not disclosed.

Homicide investigators seek to speak with anyone familiar with Moya Cardenas’ activities and associates.

“Our hearts go out to the families of those affected by this incident,” said Sgt. David Lee of IHIT. “The shooting was reckless and a complete disregard for the safety of the community.”

Homicide investigators are looking for witnesses, cell phone videos and dashcam footage.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Photographs obtained by Postmedia News of the scene show several ambulances, police vehicles and broken cars. It is not known if the victim was driving one of the vehicles.

The victim’s body is visible on the ground under a yellow sheet and surrounded by pylons not far from the Shark Club Bar and Grill. Yellow tape can be seen outside a running shoe store.

A man who goes by © aptain Awesöme on Twitter posted a message he received from a driver in his group chat.

He says, “I just saw a guy get murdered at 88 and 202 in Langley.” Stay vigilant. Lots of s— down.

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