It was a shocking crime even in a city that was becoming inured to the violence of a vicious drug war that would take dozens of lives in the coming years.
Six men were found dead in a high-rise apartment suite in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey in 2007 – five shot in the head, another in the back, their heads all covered before they were killed.
The prime target was the 15th-floor apartment's resident, 21-year-old drug dealer Corey Lal. But three of Lal's associates and two innocent bystanders – Christopher Mohan, who lived in a neighbouring apartment, and fireplace serviceman Ed Shellenberg – were killed too, so there would be no witnesses.
The massive investigation that followed – itself fraught with internal problems – led to charges against five young men and brought the bloody turf rivalries of Metro Vancouver's well-armed drug gangs into sharp focus.
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