SURREY, B.C. – Ripudaman Singh Malik, the man acquitted in the 1985 Air India terrorist bombing, appears to have been killed in a shooting in Surrey, B.C., according to several media outlets.

Vancouver radio station CKNW says Malik’s family has confirmed his death, while the Vancouver Sun says it has confirmed his death with a number of sources.

RCMP say in a news release that a man is dead in a targeted attack, but they don’t identify the victim.

The statement says the victim was shot just before 9:30 a.m. today and died at the scene despite aid from attending officers and emergency health services.

A burning vehicle was found less than two kilometres away and police say it was likely used during the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

More coming.

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