A Victoria man has been named as the victim of a fatal shooting at a restaurant in Langley B.C. Friday night.
Tyler Pastuck, 31, was pronounced dead outside the Brown’s Social House at 200 Street and the Langley Bypass just before midnight after RCMP responded to reports of shots fired.
Another man was taken to hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries.
Mounties said Pastuck and the other man were known to each other and the shooting is believed to be targeted.
After the shooting, police also found a burning vehicle at the intersection of 203 Street and 63 Avenue, although they cannot confirm that the vehicle was connected to the homicide. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the police.
Homicide investigators and the BC Coroners Service are still investigating the shooting.
Cpl. Meghan Foster said the restaurant was busy at the time of the shooting.
“This act of violence was committed in a brazen fashion, and it was a flagrant disregard for the safety of the public,” Foster said in a statement.
Pastuck had a criminal past. In January 2012, Pastuck was sentenced to seven years in a federal prison after he was convicted of manslaughter in the beating death of 28-year-old Christopher Smythe in Campbell River in 2010. His sentence was reduced by 27 months due to time already served behind bars.