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IHIT pleads for information after Bhangra promoter shot in Surrey

Last Updated Nov 27, 2018 at 2:11 pm PDT

(Courtesy IHIT)

IHIT looking to speak with anyone with information about the shooting death of a 41-year-old Banghra promoter in Surrey

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The man who was shot and killed in Surrey Monday morning has been identified as well-known Bhangra promoter.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 41-year-old Ranjeev Sanghawas found by RCMP officers with gunshot wounds just before noon in the area of 146th Street near Southview Drive.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, and IHIT says “those responsible for the shooting immediately left the area in a black four-door sedan.”

About an hour after shots were fired, investigators say Mounties received reports of a burning black sedan on Cambie near No. 5 roads in Richmond.

“It was found approximately 100 meters off of Cambie Road on a pedestrian path,” a release reads.

Sangha’s death is believed to be targeted, and investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who may have information about this situation.

They’re looking for information about this vehicle, as well as any dash cam video from drivers who may have been in the area between Surrey and Richmond along Highway 99 or Highway 91 between 11:45 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Monday.

“Retracing Ranjeev Sangha’s movements prior to his death will be one of the priorities for our detectives and we urge anyone who can help us achieve this end to contact us immediately,” IHIT’s Corporal Frank Jang says.

There’s still no word on a possible motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. You can also get in touch with Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.