BC killer just got weirder in the last week, neighbor says

Another woman describes the confrontation with the shooter where her gun did not fire


A week before a gunman went on a six-hour rampage killing two people and wounding two others in Langley, a neighbor of the 28-year-old man grew increasingly concerned about his behavior.

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Charity Siczek lived in a Surrey rental unit alongside Jordan Daniel Goggin, the man who was shot dead by police after a series of shootings early Monday.

“All of a sudden, the person that I knew was Jordan, very quiet, who would bring the recycling to the curb on time every week, who stayed out of the way, started acting very strange. It was like she was hallucinating.”

While the motive for the shooting remains unclear, people in the community ask if the suspect had any connection to the victims, all of whom have been identified by community members and friends as homeless or currently homeless.

Although police have not confirmed that the victims were homeless, the police alert issued throughout BC on Monday morning identified some of the victims as “transient” and housing advocates say the shooting has put highlights the lack of low-income housing in Langley.

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Homicide investigators are calling for more witnesses who may have encountered Goggin to come forward. They say he was traveling around the city and township early Monday in a white four-door Mazda during the shooting.

In the days leading up to it, Siczek said he would see Goggin coming home at all hours of the night in the Mazda, which had sustained increasing damage.

“It started with the entire passenger side of the car dented one day. Then the side mirror was ripped off and the front of the car was smashed,” Siczek said. “I kept thinking: ‘What has he been doing?’”

When Goggin was home last week, he was making a lot more noise.

“I would wake up to him screaming or see him in our shared alley, swaying back and forth or pacing. He would talk to himself and say things like, ‘I’m so screwed, this life is so screwed,’” the neighbor recalled.

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“It got to the point where I was going to call the police, but I was so scared it would upset him.”

On Monday morning, heavily armed police raided the Surrey property where Goggin lived in the carriage house, as well as a nearby location that he had listed as his official address in court documents.

Meanwhile, one shooting victim was identified as Paul Wallace or “little Paul” by his friend Cheryl Smith, 55.

Smith said Wallace, in his 50s, lived in a supportive housing complex in the 6400 block of 200th Street, Creek Stone Place, where police confirmed a victim died around 3 a.m.

Three hours earlier, Langley resident Denise Redman said she was approached by a gunman she believes was the shooter while she was sitting on a sidewalk near the Willowbrook Mall.

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“He put the gun to my head,” said Redman, who was holding a shell casing in his hand. “He pointed a gun at me and asked me for my drug. I said no.’ Then he pulled the trigger.” She said the gun didn’t fire.

Police have not confirmed what type of weapon was used in the shootings.

At around the same time, police say a woman who remains in critical condition was shot near the Cascades Casino.

At 5 am, a man was shot to death at the nearby Langley Center bus loop.

Another was shot in the leg near the Willowbrook shopping center, which is where police confronted the shooter.

Raymond Wiberg, a social worker at Langley’s Vineyard Church, who was previously homeless, said that because of the areas the shooter was targeting, the shooter’s motive seems clear: “They were all hot spots for people living on the streets. “.

Kim Snow, the operator of a nonprofit organization that has served Langley’s homeless community and who was a friend of both dead victims, agrees.

“I am not surprised that these people were attacked,” he said. “They have no housing to protect them.”

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