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Fatal shooting in Richmond targeted hit linked to gang conflict: IHIT

Last Updated Jan 8, 2021 at 2:47 pm PST

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Summary

Police believe Thursday night's deadly shooting in Richmond is linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict

The death of 29-year-old Anees Mohammed was a targeted hit, homicide investigators say

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) — The deadly shooting in Richmond Thursday night is linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict, according to homicide investigators.

“When I say that, I know that’s going to stir some concerns in the community and we obviously share those concerns,” says Sgt. Frank Jang with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

He confirmed Friday that the death of 29-year-old Anees Mohammed was a targeted hit.

“It’s troubling, it’s concerning for us, and we’re working hard to make those linkages,” he says. “What has happened in this conflict to result in bloodshed, in the violence?”

Mohammed died in hospital after he was shot in the area of Steveston Community Park.

His killing marks the fourth deadly shooting in the Lower Mainland in the last two weeks believed to be targeted.

A man was shot to death in a Surrey home earlier this week, and two teenagers were killed in two separate targeted shootings over a 24-hour period late last month. One of the victims was 14-years-old.