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60-year-old man dies following assault in Surrey, homicide team called in

IHIT takes over murder of 60-year-old man in Surrey
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation into the death of a 60-year-old man who was found inside a Surrey home. Grace Ke reports.

Homicide investigators have taken over a crime scene at an apartment complex in Surrey after a 60-year-old man was found seriously injured.

Police tape is up at the Bristol Estates in the Whalley area, near the intersection of 133 Street and 105 Avenue.

RCMP officers were called to the scene Sunday afternoon around 2:15 p.m. following a report of an assault.

When they arrived they found the man unconscious and say his injuries were “consistent with foul play.” He was taken to hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators say they do not believe this occurrence is linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict and believe it was an isolated targeted event with no continued risk to public safety.

Police are blocking access to a number of suites, a walkway and parking spaces Monday while they investigate.

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WATCH: Homicide investigators are on scene in Surrey after a 60-year-old man was assaulted Sunday afternoon. Neetu Garcha has more on what happened.

RCMP investigate death of 60-year-old man in Surrey
RCMP investigate death of 60-year-old man in Surrey

Police tape up at the Bristol Estates in Surrey Monday.
Police tape up at the Bristol Estates in Surrey Monday. Neetu Garcha / Global News
Police tape up at the Bristol Estates in Surrey Monday.
Police tape up at the Bristol Estates in Surrey Monday. Neetu Garcha / Global News

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Multiple residents tell Global News they saw a man with what appeared to be a stab wound being taken away by ambulance and a younger man taken away in handcuffs but officials have not confirmed those details.

“They handcuffed somebody, he had long dark hair,” said resident Craig Leitner. “I’ve talked to him before, pretty harmless-seeming guy, he went away in a car in handcuffs. Another person went away on a stretcher with a stab wound directly in his stomach.”

Resident Katie Edge also told Global News she saw someone taken away on a stretcher and another person taken away in handcuffs.

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