An overnight shooting in Surrey, B.C. has now become the city's first homicide of 2009.

Shortly after midnight, police were called to a home on 131A Street and 62B Ave. where they found a man badly wounded from a gunshot to the head.

The 26-year-old was rushed to hospital in serious condition, but died shortly after from his injuries.

Police say the victim, Andrew (Drew) Michael Cilliers, was known to them and the shooting appears to be a targeted attack.

"At this point it does appear that it could be, only because it's a remote location, there doesn't appear to be anyone else around," said Insp. Dave Attfield.

B.C.'s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now taken over the case. Investigators are now following up with neighbours and area residents to track Cilliers' last movements before the shooting.

Neighbours told media there have been problems at the house in the past.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.