Homicide detectives say fatal Surrey, B.C., shooting was targeted, linked to gangs

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SURREY, B.C. — Homicide detectives say a deadly shooting in Surrey, B.C. on Tuesday was targeted and gang-related.

A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 28-year-old Sharnbeer Singh Somal of Surrey was in the driveway of a home when he was attacked on Tuesday.

Somal, who is known to police, died at the scene.

A burning pickup truck was found not far from the shooting and investigators believe it was likely torched by those involved in Somal's death.

No arrests have been made and homicide team spokesman Sgt. David Lee says a search continues for witnesses, surveillance or dashcam video.

He says the shooting happened in a residential area and showed a "total disregard" for public safety.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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