March 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Updated: March 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Member of ‘Sanghera crime group’ identified as one of two victims in East Vancouver double homicide

WATCH: Police are raising serious concerns about a double fatal shooting in a normally quiet residential area of east Vancouver. As Jill Bennett reports, one of the victims has a familiar name.

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UPDATE: Police have identified the second victim in the March 11 shooting on East 31st Avenue and Ross Street as 49-year-old Harjit Singh Mann.

A member of the Sanghera crime group has been identified as one of the two men gunned down in a quiet East Vancouver neighbourhood Thursday.

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Thirty-two-year-old Navdip Singh Sanghera was rushed to hospital in critical condition Thursday night but died of his injuries. He and an unidentified 49-year-old Vancouver man were fatally shot in a Honda Civic near Sanghera’s home on East 31st Avenue and Ross Street.

Navdip, Boby and Savdip Sanghera were convicted of a variety of weapons charges including possession of a prohibited weapon and unlawfully being in a vehicle with a firearm.

When the men were arrested, Vancouver police said they were part of the so-called Sanghera crime group.

Vancouver police claimed the group engaged in a series of retaliatory drive-by shootings during an escalation in gang violence in Vancouver in 2008 and 2009.

No arrests have been made in connection with Thursday’s deaths — Vancouver’s fifth and sixth homicides of 2017 — and officers with both the major crime section and the gang unit are investigating.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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