Man killed in Lower Mainland shooting, RCMP say

Man killed in Lower Mainland shooting, RCMP say
One dead after daylight shooting in residential Surrey neighbourhood
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the man fatally shot in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday afternoon.

According to a release from IHIT, 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa of Surrey succumbed to gunshot wounds at the scene.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT” said Detective Lara Jansen, in a release.

"This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict, and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT," detective Lara Jansen of IHIT said in the release.

HOMICIDE IN SURREY: #IHIT has taken conduct of a new homicide in 6700-block of 130 Street, #Surrey. Media availability later this afternoon with Det. Lara Jansen. Time/location to be announced soon.

IHIT takes over as man fatally shot in Surrey Thursday afternoon

Police said they were called to the 6700 block of 130 Street — a quiet residential neighbourhood — just before 2 p.m. PT for a report of a shooting.

Mounties in Surrey closed off several blocks of a residential neighbourhood after the incident, which happened in the 6700-block of 130th Street around 2 pm. 

Responding officers found Randhawa and tried to revive him until the BC Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Department took over, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency crews located the victim and tried to revive him. However, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have closed 130 Street between 64th and 68th Avenue and said it will remain that way for "a significant amount of time." 

According to Surrey School District, the school was in a lockout for about 25 minutes, ending at about 2:45 p.m.

Homicide investigators have taken over the probe into a brazen shooting in Surrey that left a man dead Thursday afternoon.

IHIT, the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service are now working together to gather evidence.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa. IHIT says Randhawa was known to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]

Upon arriving, police found an adult male, identified as 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa of Surrey, suffering from gunshot wounds. Attempts to revive Randhawa were unsuccessful — he died at the scene.

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This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT, said IHIT Det. Lara Jansen.  

Mounties were called to the 6700 block of 130th Street shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called to work in partnership with the RCMP in the case, which remains in the “evidence-gathering stage.”

A resident of the area said hed heard five or six gunshots, then saw neighbours run across the street to try to help. One was "hysterical on his cellphone. I guess he was calling 911."

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said police officers attempted life-saving measures on the man until paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene and took over, but he could not be saved and died at the scene.

According to a Surrey RCMP news release, Mounties were called to the 6700-block of 130th Street, where a shooting was reported, just before 2 p.m.

Blood was visible from the air above the scene, and the mans body could be seen under a tarp near the house.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or email [email protected]

"He is believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict," IHIT Det. Lara Jansen said Thursday.

IHIT has been called in and police have shut down 130th Street between 64th and 68th as they investigate. Francis Georgian / PNG

While the shooting occurred in a residential area, a neighbour said the street was also the scene of a drive-by shooting a few years ago. Gunshots rang out in May of 2014, striking a house that was empty at the time.

IHIT has been called in and police have shut down 130th Street between 64th and 68th as they investigate. Francis Georgian / PNG

In the case of Thursdays shooting, IHIT said there are currently no suspects, but investigators are working to determine who was involved.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or [email protected] Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.