Man dead following targeted shooting at Surrey hotel
Published Monday, March 13, 2017 3:17PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:22AM PDT
A 29-year-old man has died following what police believe to be a targeted shooting in the parking lot of a Surrey hotel.
Shots rang out at the Comfort Inn & Suites, located at Fraser Highway and 166 Street, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday.
When Mounties arrived, they found a man inside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Witnesses told CTV Vancouver up to five gunshots rang out, and that they saw officers performing CPR at the scene a short time later.
Police later confirmed that the man died of his injuries.
He has been identified as Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu of Surrey.
IHIT says Bhangu is known to police and preliminary evidence suggests the shooting was targeted.
Anyone with information on the ongoing investigation is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
IHIT is also working with North Vancouver RCMP on an investigation into a shooting in that city just an hour later, and Vancouver police are investigating a shooting in the Downtown Eastside that sent a man to hospital.