The family of Paul Wynn, one of the victims of the shooting in Langley on Monday July 25, is mourning his loss this week.
“As most of you know, there was a random act of cowardly violence this morning in Langley, BC,” her brother John Wynn wrote on his Facebook page this week.
His brother Paul was the second person shot dead in the series of attacks launched by Jordan Daniel Goggin, a 28-year-old man who was himself shot dead by police later that morning.
John wanted to make it clear that his brother was not homeless, but was participating in “a beautiful community living program”.
“They deserve recognition for everything they do,” John told the Langley Advance Times.
Creek Stone was established in 2019 with 49 rooms, in a former hotel on the 6400 block of 200th Street. This is supportive housing, which helps people who are homeless or in insecure housing find stability and a permanent place to call home.
Paul was “the godson of our family,” John said of his big brother.
“I wouldn’t be here today without my brother,” John wrote on Facebook. “I owe him my life!”
He said Paul did not know or have any association with his killer. John said the family believed Goggin wasn’t necessarily targeting the homeless, but that he “was out to kill and he just collapsed at that time of the morning and went for a drive “.
Two people were killed and two injured in the Goggin shootings, which took place between midnight and around 5.45am at four locations around Langley.
Police caught up with Goggin just after the fourth attack, on 200th Street near the Langley Bypass. The officer shot and killed Goggin in a parking lot.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is still investigating the shooting, and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is looking into the RCMP shooting of Goggin as it reviews all police interactions that led to the shooting. death or serious injury in British Columbia.
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