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04/30/2013 07:21 EDT | Updated 06/30/2013 05:12 EDT

Maple Ridge Mall Shooting Has RCMP Seeking Suspects

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MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. - Two men have been arrested and police are looking for a third suspect in a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge, B.C., Monday night.

The victim, 26-year-old Claude DeGuire, was gunned down in a parking lot in front of horrified shoppers at Haney Place Mall.

Sgt. Peter Thiessen, speaking for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, says it was a

targeted attack in which DeGuire was shot at very close range.

He says DeGuire had past contact with police and the killing appears drug-related.

Thiessen says police were able to arrest the suspects, aged 26 and 27, based on interviews with several witnesses.

Investigators are seeking a third male suspect yet to be identified.

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