The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting in Surrey, B.C.
Surrey: On December 28, 2020 at around 7:30 p.m., a shooting occurred near 148A Street and 110 Avenue in Surrey. Emergency responders arrived on scene to find a 14-year-old male dead with gunshot wounds. He had arrived in the area by taxi. No one else was harmed as a result of this incident and the taxi driver is cooperating with the investigation. A dark sedan was seen quickly leaving the area after the shooting.
At around 8 p.m., a vehicle on fire in the area of 214 Street and 76 Avenue was reported to the Langley RCMP. Investigators are working to determine if this vehicle is related to the Surrey homicide.
The victim was a resident of Burnaby and was known to police. The shooting is believed to be a targeted incident and investigators will be working to determine motive.
“IHIT will be working closely with the other I-Teams, the Surrey RCMP, the Langley RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service to further the investigation,” says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT. “It has been a busy past 24 hours for IHIT as we continue to push ahead on the latest cases.”
“Most of us cannot begin to fathom that someone as young as 14-years-old could be shot and murdered; it’s very disturbing,” says Sergeant Elenore Sturko, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer. “There will be an overt presence of police in the community with an increased number of officers conducting targeted enforcement across the city.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).