Investigators with the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Team confirm a 21-year-old man shot to death in a Surrey parking lot Tuesday night is the man who rented an apartment where six people were killed, execution-style, two years ago.

Raphael Baldini died shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday when his white Range Rover was riddled with bullets in a brazen daylight attack in the busy parking lot of the Guildford Town Centre.

Cpl. Dale Carr said it is "only by the grace of God" that innocent victims were not hit or killed in the gunfire.

Carr revealed Baldini was renting an apartment on the 15th floor of a high-rise in October of 2007 when four of his associates were shot to death in the suite.

Two innocent bystanders, Ed Schellenberg, who was repairing a fireplace in the apartment, and Chris Mohan, 22, a neighbour who may have been pulled into the suite by the gunmen, were also executed.

No arrests have been made in those killings, which have been linked to a gang hit.

Carr says investigators have not made another links between the apparent gang hit on Baldini Tuesday afternoon and the 2007 murders.

Witnesses report seeing a driver speed away from the scene Tuesday, even going across a nearby lawn to escape, but police have not released any suspect descriptions.

A deadly night

In a separate incident, a 21-year-old woman was found slumped over the wheel of a car at the corner of Oxford St. and Mason Ave. in Coquitlam around 7 p.m.

Police are calling the incident a "possible shooting", but investigators would not confirm if the killing was gang related or targeted.

Another man was shot dead Monday night in Surrey. The body of 25-year-old James Ward Erickson was discovered by police in a Surrey apartment building after officers received a call of shots fired.

RCMP call

The RCMP's Lower Mainland Commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter German, is pleading with members of the public to come forward with information about gang activity in the wake of the three murders.

He said the killings in Surrey and Coquitlam are distressing and police can't fight organized crime alone.

German wants people to call the police if they know someone involved in organized crime, saying if they don't come forward they are part of the problem.

Organized crime endangers entire families and any innocent person who happens to get in the way, he said.

With files from The Canadian Press