Crime Stoppers: Surrey shooting victim Michael Sandhu had no criminal links
A precious life taken far too soon. 28-year-old Michael Sandhu was loved by his family and friends. He had a full time job at the bank, was well educated and was on his way to getting his real estate license.
His dreams and hopes for a future were taken away on July 23, 2016. He was gunned down in the driveway of his friend’s home. His family left heartbroken. Now Crime Stoppers needs your help to bring his killer to justice.
Shots rang out in the driveway of 29- year- old Sean Pasha’s Surrey home located in the 14300 block of 90A avenue.
The two, who were parked in the driveway, had just come back from getting coffee. They were chatting over future wedding plans when a bullet struck Sean in the arm. He survived, while Michael was struck in the head and died.
The attack happened while Sean’s family, including his 8 week old niece, were just inside the house. His sister heard the shots as she was feeding her newborn.
Police believe the murder is connected to the ongoing gang violence in Surrey. Investigators suspect one of Sean’s relatives is involved in the conflict. Neither Sean nor Michael have a criminal record.
Michael, an inadvertent victim of gang violence, a community on edge, and a family devastated over the loss of an innocent man who had a bright future ahead of him.
Police say this was a targeted shooting. But Michael and Sean were not the intended targets.
If you know anything about this senseless murder, do the right thing and call police. Or if you wish to remain anonymous visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.
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