One dead after daylight shooting in residential Surrey neighbourhood
Published Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:14PM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:14PM PDT
A man has died following a brazen daylight shooting in a residential area of Surrey, RCMP say.
Mounties were called to the 6700 block of 130th Street shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday for reports of a shooting.
A resident of the area said he'd heard five or six gunshots, then saw neighbours run across the street to try to help. One was "hysterical on his cellphone. I guess he was calling 911."
When Mounties arrived, they found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said police officers attempted life-saving measures on the man until paramedics and firefighters arrived at the scene and took over, but he could not be saved and died at the scene.
Blood was visible from the air above the scene, and the man's body could be seen under a tarp near the house.
The victim was later identified as 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa, who was known to police.
"He is believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict," IHIT Det. Lara Jansen said Thursday.
His death is believed to have been targeted.
While the shooting occurred in a residential area, a neighbour said the street was also the scene of a drive-by shooting a few years ago. Gunshots rang out in May of 2014, striking a house that was empty at the time.
At the time, police said they'd found evidence that drugs had been sold at that home.
In the case of Thursday's shooting, IHIT said there are currently no suspects, but investigators are working to determine who was involved.
The scene was cordoned off as officials gathered evidence.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
With files from CTV Vancouver's Allison Hurst