Officials with the Vancouver International Airport say a "police incident" outside the main terminal has been contained to the site.
Less than 24 hours earlier, a 19-year-old man was gunned down in a targeted shooting in Burnaby that police say may have been gang-related.
The shooting took place at around 3 p.m. local time at the airport's worldwide departure area, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Sgt. Will Ng said the shooting took place about 3 p.m. on Sunday and shortly afterwards one of their officers caught up with the suspect vehicle. However, the initial message noted "the airport is open and safe with restricted access." .
"They will stop at nothing to target rivals, even if it's at an worldwide airport in broad daylight on Mother's Day, and putting everyone at risk, including shooting at a police officer, which indicates to me these people have no care whatsoever", Ng said.
"Please don't kill one another, stop the violence".
"Enough is enough", he said. No officers were hurt.
The officer didn't return fire and stopped the pursuit, he said.
According to Vancouver Airport's social media channels, an initial post warned the public of a police incident.
There's been a string of shootings in Metro Vancouver over the last several days, including two separate daytime shooting deaths in the parking lots of busy shopping malls. Delta's police chief said last week all police departments in B.C.'s Lower Mainland were working on the shootings.
Traffic cones blocked off a section of the global and domestic departure areas at the airport, and police erected tall, white screens in front of an entrance, blocking views of the shooting scene.
RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) - A 28-year-old man was shot to death at the Vancouver International Airport in what authorities said was gang-related Sunday, and police were later fired on while pursuing suspects.
"The safety and security of our employees, community, and passengers remains our priority, and we are fully cooperating with RCMP to support the investigation". The Massey Tunnel was closed in both directions and commuters were told to expect major delays in and out of the city.
Now, officers are asking anyone who may have dash cam video from the route between the airport and the 9700 block of Princess Drive in Surrey - where the flaming SUV was found - to come forward and speak to police.
NEWS 1130's Ben Wilson said sirens went screaming to the scene around 3 p.m. Police tape has gone up, and RCMP helicopters are circling overhead.
Local police were still investigating the "disturbing" incident, said Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, though he also suggested the shooting was linked to armed gangs.