Calgary Herald

B.C. police investigat­ing second killing in Surrey over 48 hours


Homicide detectives are investigat­ing a fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C., the second deadly attack in the city in as many days.

Sgt. Frank Jang with the joint-police integrated homicide investigat­ion team says the shooting happened Monday evening in the Guildford neighbourh­ood.

The unnamed victim was found dead at the scene but few other details have been released.

The shooting took place as Jang was providing more informatio­n about a Sunday night shooting in the Whalley area that killed 19-year-old Harman Singh Dhesi.

Jang says Dhesi was known to police and that his death and the Guildford-area shooting both appear to have been targeted.

He says a burning vehicle was found not far from the scene in each of the cases and officers are trying to determine any links.

Jang has appealed for dash cam or surveillan­ce video from anyone in the area of the Sunday shooting at 137A Street and 90th Avenue, or the Monday attack in the 11000 block of 148A Street.

There have been four fatal shootings in Surrey since Nov. 29, when 29-year-old Riyad Rasheed was gunned down outside a shopping mall in the Fleetwood district.

Police have said that attack was likely linked to ongoing conflicts between Lower Mainland gangs.

They have not given a motive for the shooting that killed 29-yearold Lisa Ellie Marie Baines on Dec. 3. She was found dead in her car near her Newton home, after what investigat­ors first thought was a crash but later determined to be a homicide.

Jang has said that shooting appears to have been isolated and unrelated to gangs or drugs.

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