Man killed in Lower Mainland shooting, RCMP say

Man killed in Lower Mainland shooting, RCMP say
IHIT takes over as man fatally shot in Surrey Thursday afternoon
Mounties were called to the 6700 block of 130th Street shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting.

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."

"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.

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.

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.

Man dead after brazen daytime shooting in Surrey

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the man fatally shot in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday afternoon.

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

“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.

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.

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.

Surrey RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Elenore Sturko said the shooting “does not appear to be a random act.”

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

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

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.”

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

Randhawa, who was previously known to police, was quickly identified to the public in an IHIT news release “in order to further the investigation.”

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.  

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