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19-year-old killed in 'targeted' Surrey shooting: IHIT

Last Updated Dec 29, 2020 at 2:32 pm PDT

Surrey RCMP canvas the neighbourhood near 137A Street and 90 Avenue after a 19-year-old was shot and killed. (Image Credit: CityNews)
Summary

Harman Singh Dhesi was found with gunshot wounds just after 10:30 near 137A Street and 90 Avenue

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is appealing for witnesses to a shooting in Surrey Sunday night

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — A 19-year-old man has died after being shot inside his vehicle in Surrey Sunday night, and police say he appears to have been targeted.

Harman Singh Dhesi was found with gunshot wounds just after 10:30 near 137A Street and 90 Avenue, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit (IHIT).

“The victim was known to police and his shooting is believed to be a targeted incident, ” reads a release.

“Investigators will be working to determine motive.”

Dhesi was taken to hospital, but did not survive.

Police are asking anyone who has information to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.

“The initial phase of any investigation is critical for us as we move quickly to secure time-sensitive and perishable evidence,” write Sgt. Frank Jang.

“We are appealing to anyone with dash cam video to secure the footage and contact us immediately.”

A burning vehicle was found around 2 a.m. Monday, and police are trying to determine if a vehicle found on fire is connected to the killing.

“A burning vehicle was found in the area of 176St and Ford Detour Rd in Pitt Meadows at 1:55am. Working to determine if it’s related to our homicide,” reads a tweet from IHIT.