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Victim of deadly Abbotsford shooting ID’d as teenager
Startled Abbotsford residents heard up to a half-dozen shots ring out Thursday evening as a teenager was killed on Sparrow Drive.
Witnesses found the victim, identified as 18-year-old Harwindip Singh Baringh, slumped over the steering wheel of a dark SUV.
“The passenger-side door was open. Car was just sitting there running, guy bleeding everywhere,” Daniel Lockhart said. “He honestly seemed like he was alive for the first 10 or 15 minutes.”
Abbotsford police received a flurry of 911 calls but the suspect was gone before officers arrived in the residential neighbourhood.
Baringh was pronounced dead at the scene.
A crowd of people formed outside after the shooting, and neighbour Raj Gill said the victim’s family was among them.
“The boy’s parents were here, and I just saw lots of crying, lots of upset people,” Gill said.
A motive hasn’t been established in the killing, but investigators believe it was targeted.
Const. Ian MacDonald said it appears Baringh was killed in a drive-by shooting.
"Witnesses indicated that two vehicles left the area at a high rate of speed,” MacDonald said. “We searched the area for any other victims and any other suspects that might be involved in this shooting.”
Officers are searching for a white Acura TL and a dark-coloured sedan. No arrests have been made.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called to help probe the shooting, which marked the third case IHIT took on in just 24 hours in the Lower Mainland.
Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
With files from CTV Vancouver’s Michele Brunoro