SURREY (NEWS 1130) — Investigators are releasing more information about what they believe was a targeted homicide in Surrey near the intersection of King George and 58A Avenue on Friday evening.
The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Bikramjit Khakh. He had a criminal record and his killing is believed to be gang-related.
Frank Jang with IHIT says they are working on building a timeline of his activities before his death, and asking anyone who has information on Khakh’s activities in the time leading up to his death to come forward.
“A specific motive, whether one particular person had an argument or had conflict with him, that’s still yet to be determined. We are working towards that,” he says. “We are working with our partners to really come down to the exact motive behind his murder.”
Jang also spoke about the risks of being involved with gangs.
“There is inherent dangers being involved in a gang-lifestyle. That has been preached and communicated over and over again to our young people,” he says. “Let this be a warning to anyone who is involved in a criminal lifestyle.”
Police were called around 7:20 pm on Feb. 1 hearing reports of the sound of gunshots. When they arrived at the two-storey home, Khakh was already dying of gunshot wounds, and could not be revived.
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A white four-door Mercedes sedan was seen leaving the scene.
Around 7:30 p.m., police were also called about a burning vehicle near Colebrook Road at King George, just three kilometers from the murder scene.
Police believe the two events are linked and re asking anyone with information — including drivers with dash cam footage from the area — to contact IHIT, at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by emailing email@example.com
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– With files from Renee Bernard and Taran Parmar