Two confirmed dead after Burnaby hotel shooting
CTV British Columbia
Published Monday, November 26, 2012 12:52PM PST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 27, 2012 1:00PM PST
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called to probe a double-murder that was committed in broad daylight Monday at a busy Burnaby hotel.
The victims appear to have been targeted in a hail of gunfire that left the lobby of the Executive Hotel on Lougheed Highway marked by bullet holes and littered with broken glass at around 11:30 a.m.
Witnesses report hearing as many as 20 shots fired, and Sgt. Jennifer Pound told reporters it was miraculous that nobody else was hurt in the shooting.
In Pictures: Two killed in Burnaby hotel lobby
“It’s brazen, it’s cold and we have many, many investigators on scene looking into this,” Pound said.
Hotel management say staff and guests were shaken up the incident, and banded together inside as police investigated the scene.
Authorities have yet to confirm any potential suspects or a motive in the murders.
The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of next of kin, but The Vancouver Sun is reporting that gangster Sukh Dhak and his body guard were killed.
Members of the Dhak-Duhre crime group have been targeted at a number of bloody gang hits in Metro Vancouver over the last year, most recently in the parking lot of a Port Moody recreation centre in May.
Anyone with information on Monday's shooting is asked to call police at 1-877-551-IHIT or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.
With a report from CTV British Columbia’s Scott Hurst