THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said on Monday that Saturday’s homicide victim was a 29-year-old Surrey resident but as investigators are still making efforts to notify some of the victim’s immediate family members of his death, his identity will not be released at this time.
The victim was known to police and the shooting is believed to be a targeted incident.
Meanwhile, IHIT is requesting public assistance to further its investigation into the homicide.
The victim was shot and killed on September 28 at around 6 p.m. while seated inside his vehicle at a gas station in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey.
IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continues to complete priority tasks and gather evidence. Investigators have spoken with numerous witnesses and reviewed considerable video surveillance footage from the area of the incident.
From the information gathered so far, investigators have determined that a black male ran away from the shooting site and got into a silver sedan driven by a second black male.
At around 10 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP received a report of a burnt silver sedan in the area of Willingdon Avenue and Kemp Street and is believed to be associated to the earlier shooting. Investigators are seeking witnesses that may have made observations and / or have dash cam video from the following two areas:
* 18600-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
* Willingdon Avenue and Kemp Street between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
“There is a great deal of momentum at this early stage in the investigation,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “Our investigators and partners are diligently collecting the evidence and a phone call from the right witness could be the difference maker in this case.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).