UPDATE (Saturday night):
SUMINDER Grewal of Hells Angels was shot dead in South Surrey on Friday morning, The VOICE has confirmed from its sources.
Grewal had joined the Hardside chapter in Surrey a few years ago.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, who had just taken over as the new mayor at the time, had expressed his concern about it, saying that Hells Angels were not welcome in Surrey.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. on August 2, Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the drive-thru of a financial institution in the 3000-block of 152nd Street. Officers located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Emergency Health Services attended. Despite all attempts to revive the individual, the male succumbed to his injuries.
Two men were taken into custody. Sources say the vehicle in which they were fleeing got a flat tire and members of the public informed the police about it. The men tried to escape on foot but were apprehended by police.
According to one news report, Grewal was inside a Dodge Viper at the drive-thru at Southpoint Exchange Mall when two masked men fired some seven bullets into the vehicle. They blew out a passenger-side window.
Global BC reported that a man told them that victim’s car was second in line for the Starbucks drive-thru, that is shared with a financial institution.
He said: “When I looked in, the victim … was slumped over and I could see a wound from his belly.”
He said that he was on the phone to 911 and “they said go ahead and put pressure on the wounds, which I did, and while I was doing that he jerked twice, and I was pretty confident he passed then.”
Surrey RCMP said although the investigation is in its early stages, initial indications are that this was a targeted incident. Surrey RCMP will be engaging with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) as the investigation progresses.
Incidentally, Surrey RCMP point out that ‘shots fired’ incidents are actually 21 per cent lower this year as compared to the same time last year.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or go to www.solvecrime.ca.
The VOICE was the first to identify the victim.