08/28/2013 11:04 EDT | Updated 10/28/2013 05:12 EDT

Joey Arrance Dead: Coquitlam Shooting Kills Gang Associate


COQUITLAM, B.C. - Homicide police are investigating an overnight shooting in a Metro Vancouver area that left a man dead.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called out to a residential area in Coquitlam last night, where neighbours say they heard several gun shots.

Police are releasing few details, but Sgt. Jennifer Pound says the victim died in the hospital after an apparent gun shot wound.

UPDATE: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) identified the victim in a Coquitlam shooting as Joey Lamont Arrance, 34, in a Thursday news release. Arrance had a criminal record and was known to associate with gangs.

There is no word yet on whether the slaying was targeted.

An update on the investigation is expected later today. (News1130)

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