Donald Kelly of Burnaby, Friday’s homicide victim in Coquitlam, was targeted

Donald Kelly
Photos: IHIT

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Monday identified the victim of Friday night’s fatal shooting in Coquitlam as Donald Kelly, 45.
On February 16, just after 10 p.m., the Coquitlam RCMP received several calls of shots fired in the area of Sylvan Place and Riverview Crescent and a vehicle speeding away. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. The male victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. IHIT was called in.
Shortly after the reports of shots fired, Coquitlam RCMP were notified of a burning dark colored sedan a short distance away in the area of Mariner Way near Dartmoor Drive. Investigators have determined that the burnt vehicle was a 2018 grey Chrysler 300 (see stock photograph) and would like to speak with anyone that has information about it.
IHIT released the name of the victim to further the ongoing investigation and to determine his activities leading up to the homicide. Investigators believe Kelly’s murder was targeted. As of yet, there is no evidence to link Kelly’s death to other recent homicides or reported acts of violence.
IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said: “There are people who have information about what happened. I urge these individuals to come forward and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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