DELTA (NEWS 1130) — More details are coming to light regarding Saturday’s broad daylight shooting in the Walmart parking lot at Scottsdale Centre.
The death of 29-year-old Bikramdeep Randawa, a provincial corrections officer, has all the markings of a targeted gang hit, Delta Police said.
Police were called to 72nd Ave and 120th Street around 5 p.m. on May 1, after reports of shots fired. As police tape went up around the parking lot, shoppers were told not to leave the Walmart.
Delta Police provides update on investigation into killing of Corrections Officer Bikramdeep Randhawa on Saturday at Scottsdale Centre
— Unconfirmed, but DPD chief Neil Dubord says has "markings" of a gang killing
— DPD has set up a way to upload videos/pictures to its website
— Martin MacMahon (@martinmacmahon) May 4, 2021
On Saturday, Insp. Guy Leason said, “This shooting took place in a very public manner, and we are very much aware of the possible risk to innocent bystanders.”
Rather than having to turn over their cameras or talk to investigators if they’re not comfortable, members of the public are able to send in photos or video through the Delta Police website.
No one has been arrested.
However, those keeping track of organized crime in B.C. say the spate of recent shooting in the Lower Mainland are nothing more than gangster trying to settle scores.
Sgt. Brenda Winpenny of B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says they are crimes of opportunity — where gangsters are tracking their targets and open fire when they think the time is right, regardless of how many people are around.
“There is no rules to the game. There’s no loyalty. There’s no trust. There’s no brotherhood,” Winpenny said.
With files from Lisa Steacy, Nikitha Martins, and Jonathan Szekeres