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Gunman who opened fire on Vancouver street dies from self-inflicted wounds

A man who shot at two apparent strangers on a Vancouver street before turning the gun on himself late Thursday night has died in hospital.

The 34-year-old had jumped from a car on Main Street near 26th Avenue at around 11 p.m. and shot at two men – who have no connection to the suspect or each other – before shooting himself, according to Vancouver police. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead on Friday morning.

One of the two pedestrians was grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene by ambulance. The other man was not injured.

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The gunman was known to police but Constable Brian Montague of the Vancouver Police Department could not say if he had a criminal record.

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