Man confirmed dead in Surrey shooting

Man confirmed dead in Surrey shooting
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.

“I came from work and it was all closed; I don’t know just went home, I checked with my son because he is in this elementary school, which was locked out, so he told me little bit and then I just Googled and I knew that one person was shot dead,” said one neighbour.

"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.

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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.

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.

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

That provides important context for sure. But people can be targeted even when they are not known to police. Known to police suggests some link to criminals or criminal behaviour even when someone doesn’t have a record. I don’t know about this guy’s history. He has no charges/convictions in CSO. Hopefully we will learn more soon.

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

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.

What if someone was known to police for being all of the above community volunteer, a snitch, a criminal, a little of it all. I think it all needs to be specified. I stand by my point. Its a phrase used to vilify and suggest an unsavory individual. Elaborate in what capacity he was known to police or leave it out of the statement!

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

What if someone was known to police for being all of the above community volunteer, a snitch, a criminal, a little of it all. I think it all needs to be specified. I stand by my point. Its a phrase used to vilify and suggest an unsavory individual. Elaborate in what capacity he was known to police or leave it out of the statement!

It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges.

As for your Last Story The video clearly does not support the police statment…this is what real fake news is..Kim you are being used .. maybe kim you’re in on it and part of the dishonest liberal media or you’re just too stupid to know it but either way what a joke

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."

Perhaps it doesn’t reassure everyone. But I do think it assists some. And I also think the general public has a right to as much information about public shootings as can reasonably be released without jeopardizing an investigation.

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.

She said IHIT is working closely with the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, the Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

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

"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.

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.

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