Surrey: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the victim of shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.  

The IHIT said investigators are now identifying the victim as 45-year old Hardeep Singh Nijjar in hopes of advancing their investigation. 

According to the IHIT, on June 18, the Surrey RCMP received a report of a shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara at 7050 120 Street. 

“First responding members located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries on scene,” the IHIT added. 

IHIT said their officers are investigating the incident and are working closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation.  We understand there is a lot of speculation regarding the motive of this homicide, but we are dedicated to learning the facts and letting the evidence lead our investigation.” said Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. 

“We are aware that many people were present at the time of the shooting.  It’s important that investigators speak to each person.  Anyone who has yet to speak to police is asked to please contact IHIT immediately,” he added.

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