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Canada Two dead in early Friday morning targeted shooting in Langley

07:08  02 september  2017
07:08  02 september  2017 Source:   vancouversun.com

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Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said the most recent shooting — a double fatality in Langley on Friday morning — was a “brazen” act that showed a “blatant disregard for the Police are searching for the two men. The police investigation into the bombing is in its early […]

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Cpl. Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said the most recent shooting — a double fatality in Langley on Friday morning — was a “brazen” act that showed a “blatant disregard for the safety of the public.”

IHIT has been deployed to three crime scenes since Tuesday, when a 22-year-old Surrey man with gang ties was found dead in his driveway in Cloverdale. On Thursday, police responded to shots fired in an Abbotsford intersection near an elementary school, where they also found a man dead. On Friday, just after 5:30 a.m., Langley police were called to a report of shots fired at 232 Street and 64 Avenue where they found a man and woman suffering gunshot wounds. Neither survived and no names have been released.

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Jang said Friday’s shooting was targeted. Forensic identification officers and IHIT were processing the scene and canvassing the area Friday afternoon. 

Investigators believe they have located a suspect vehicle that fled the Langley shooting scene — a black Nissan Pathfinder which was located in the 273 Street and 60th Avenue area in Langley about half an hour after the shooting.

On Friday, police revealed that 18-year-old Sehajdeep Sidhu of Abbotsford was the person slain in a parked vehicle around 6 p.m. Thursday evening near the intersection of Huntingdon and Gladwin roads. Jang said Sidhu had no criminal record but was known to police. His murder was believed to be targeted and linked to other recent Lower Mainland gang violence.

Jang said two other victims of Thursday’s shooting, who were not at the scene when police arrived, are expected to survive, including a 17-year-old Sidhu associate.

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Jang expressed concern over the ages of the men involved in the recent shootings. 

“It’s just a reminder that people in that lifestyle, they are in harm’s way,” Jang said. “They need to get out of that lifestyle. Anyone associated to people in this conflict could be in danger.”

Jang could not confirm whether Friday’s incident was drug related or whether it was connected to the targeted-shooting death of 18-year-old Jaspreet Sidhu on Aug. 4 at George Ferguson Way and Oriole Crescent in Abbotsford. 

Police have already confirmed that the man slain in Surrey on Tuesday night in the 6300-block 166 Street was 22-year-old Pardeep Singh of Surrey, who was also targeted for death. IHIT said Singh was known to police and connected to gangs. He had previously been shot and wounded in 2015.

Police are still looking for a light-coloured minivan that fled the Surrey scene. 

Jang said that despite the trio of IHIT deployments this week, the team had sufficient resources to conduct investigations.

He made an appeal to those who know the people involved in the shootings to contact investigators. 

Meanwhile, Surrey RCMP is still seeking tips from the public that may help investigators identify the people responsible for a rash of more than 30 shootings in the city so far this year.

IHIT asks anyone with information regarding the investigations to call 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

With files from Kim Bolan and Harrison Mooney

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