TYRELL Michael Sinnott, 20, of Surrey who was shot dead last Saturday (April 1) just before 2 p.m. in the Sandman Hotel parking lot in the 8800-block of 201st  Street in Langley had a criminal record and was involved in the drug trade, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Monday.

“It remains early in the investigation and any gang associations are unknown, but police believe Mr. Sinnott’s murder to be targeted,” IHIT added.

When police and members of the British Columbia Ambulance Service arrived at the scene of the shooting last Saturday, a male victim was found receiving treatment for gunshot wounds from citizens that were in the area. First responders took over resuscitation, but the male victim died from his injuries while at the scene. The investigation was deemed a homicide, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct.
IHIT said they are working closely with the Langley RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroner’s Service. Investigators will be in the area conducting an extensive video canvass in an effort to capture the events that transpired leading up to the homicide, and in an attempt to identify suspects and any potential getaway vehicles.

IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said: “This act of violence was a blatant disregard for the safety of the public, and there are people who have information about what happened. These individuals are encouraged to contact the police so that we can hold those responsible accountable.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected] Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).