Surrey man whose body was found in park had gang ties: IHIT
Police tape blocks off the area where a body was found at a Richmond park on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:34PM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:47PM PDT
A body found in a Richmond park Tuesday has been identified as that of a 30-year-old man from Surrey.
Investigators said Ibrahim Amjad Ibrahim was found dead at Garden City Park shortly after 4 a.m.
Ibrahim appeared to have suffered from gunshot wounds, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Wednesday. He was known to police, and IHIT believes his death was targeted.
Officials have provided few details, but said Ibrahim had gang associations. They said it is too soon to say whether his gang ties are connected to his death.
"This is yet another life that has been lost too soon," Cpl. Frank Jang said in a statement.
"It is a reminder that if you are involved in or associated to criminal activity, then you are not immune to its inherent dangers."
Ibrahim was one of five people specifically mentioned by Surrey RCMP over the summer as part of a warning about the risks associated with gangs.
At the time, police publicly identified a group of young men they said were intended victims of recent shootings. They warned that the men's lives were at risk, as were the lives of their family and friends.
The investigation is ongoing, and IHIT is working with the Richmond RCMP, forensics crews and the coroner to gather more evidence.
Anyone who was near the parking lot of the park overnight on Oct. 9 or in the early morning hours of Oct. 10 is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 (IHIT). Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.