Po­lice say tar­geted Christ­mas Day shoot­ing leaves North Van­cou­ver man dead

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North Van­cou­ver: The In­te­grated Homi­cide In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team is re­quest­ing pub­lic as­sis­tance to fur­ther its in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the shoot­ing death of man from North Van­cou­ver. On De­cem­ber 25, at 8:12 pm, North Van­cou­ver RCMP re­sponded to re­ports of a shoot­ing in a parkade at the 600 block of Sey­lynn Cres­cent. Po­lice and paramedics ar­rived and found 25-year old Rock Habib-joumaa of North Van­cou­ver, with gun­shot wounds. He was pro­nounced dead at scene. Mr. Habib-joumaa’s name is be­ing re­leased to as­sist in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Mr. Habib-joumaa is known to po­lice, but does not have a Crim­i­nal Record. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is at its ear­li­est stages but in­for­ma­tion thus far in­di­cates this was a tar­geted shoot­ing. IHIT de­tec­tives are look­ing for two per­sons who were in and around that area and may be con­nected to the shoot­ing. IHIT is cur­rently on scene and in­ves­ti­gat­ing with the as­sis­tance of the North Van­cou­ver RCMP, the In­te­grated Foren­sic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Sec­tion, and the BC Coro­ners Ser­vice. IHIT de­tec­tives con­tinue to gather foren­sic ev­i­dence, while can­vass­ing for ad­di­tional wit­nesses and video sur­veil­lance.

“This shoot­ing vi­o­lated the tran­quil­ity of the hol­i­days. There are peo­ple out there who knew of Mr. Habib-joumaa’s ac­tiv­i­ties or have seen the two per­sons of in­ter­est” says Cor­po­ral David Lee of IHIT. “We ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion, or video in the area of 600 block of Sey­lynn Cres­cent, to con­tact IHIT im­me­di­ately.”

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