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Surrey murder suspect's vehicle found in the Okanagan

RCMP are asking the public for help finding this man who is suspected of being involved in a daytime homicide in Surrey on March 13, 2017. The vehicle he used to flee the scene was recovered in Kelowna the next day.
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March 17, 2017 - 3:23 PM

KELOWNA – The vehicle used in a brazen daytime homicide in Surrey this week was recovered in Kelowna.

Surrey RCMP were called to a shooting in the parking lot of a hotel on 166 Street in Surrey shortly before 2:30 p.m. March 13. Surrey resident Birinderjeet Justin Bhangu, 29, was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but died as a result of his injuries, according to a media release.

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound says Bhangu is known to police and “while a motive hasn’t been confirmed, it is believed that this shooting was as a result of his criminal lifestyle.”

“Members of the community, the general public and even those entrenched in this lifestyle themselves should be outraged by the arrogance and inhumanity that was exhibited on this day. This was a shooting in broad daylight in an area where families and community members frequent. For this, we need anyone with information about this individual to come forward.”

Pound says the suspect, who was caught on camera, fled the parking lot and turned onto Fraser Highway.

"The Nissan Pathfinder, driven by the suspect, was recovered in Kelowna the following day, March 14,” she says.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

A man was shot several times in this parking lot in Surrey Monday, March 13, 2017.
A man was shot several times in this parking lot in Surrey Monday, March 13, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

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