Langley homicide victim is Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi, 23, of Surrey

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Saturday announced that the victim of Friday night’s fatal shooting in Langley was 23-year-old Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi of Surrey.

On February 9 at 9 p.m., the Langley RCMP received reports of shots fired at a townhouse complex in the 8200-block of 204B Street. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. The male victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead. IHIT was called in.

A short time after the report of shots fired, the Langley RCMP received a call of a burning vehicle a short distance away from the site of the shooting in the area of 206A Street and 84B Avenue. Investigators have determined that the burnt vehicle was a 2009 white Nissan 370Z (see stock photo) and would like to speak with anyone that has information about it.

IHIT said that it is still early in the investigation but investigators believe Al-Romeshi’s murder was targeted.

IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT said: “There are people who knew Mr. Al-Romeshi that may have information that could help us solve his murder. I urge these individuals to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

Jang told the media that the victim was not known to police and did not seem to have a weapon at the scene.

The murder occurred near the place where Dai Duong Duong, 21, was shot dead in December. Duong was known to police and associated to gang activity. On December 7, just after 10:30 p.m., the Langley RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in a townhouse complex in the 8100-block of 204 Street. Police found a male victim laying in a backyard with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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).