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Two arrested in fatal shooting at B.C. mall; RCMP seek third suspect

RCMP cordon off a crime scene using police tape

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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.

Sergeant Peter Thiessen, speaking for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, says it was a targeted attack in which DeGuire was shot at very close range.

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

Sgt. 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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