Vancouver Police has confirmed that the recent brazen daylight execution of Duy Ly Nguyen at a Vancouver shopping mall on Sunday afternoon was related to an ongoing Ontario gang conflict. 30-year-old Nguyen was shot to death soon after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the strip mall at West King Edward Avenue and Oak Street. Nguyen’s body was found in the front passenger seat of a white Toyota Camry.
According to Vancouver Police Sgt. Randy Fincham, Nguyen had arrived in B.C. a short while ago but he was known to police in Ontario. Fincham stated that “we do believe he has gang ties. We do believe that the gang affiliation is what ultimately resulted in this shooting (Sunday). We believe that he’s possibly involved in an ongoing gang conflict with another group, again which led up to the shooting yesterday.”