The man who suffered critical injuries in a Langley shooting over the weekend has died, homicide investigators confirm.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the victim as 42-year-old Ravinder Singh Sandhu, who was known to police.
The shooting happened in a busy strip mall on 200 Street between 64th Avenue and Willowbook Drive around 9:30 p.m. on Feb 7.
Police arrived to find an injured man behind the wheel of a black pickup truck which was parked in front of a credit union and near a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. The man was suffering from gunshot wounds.
A person who contacted Global News claiming to be close to the victim said Sandhu was inside the truck when he was shot — and that his two young children were in the backseat at the time.
They said Sandhu was being kept on life support until extended family could travel from India to say their goodbyes.
IHIT says they believe the shooting was targeted, and are asking to speak with anyone who witnessed the shooting at the busy shopping centre or who has dashcam video.
“We share the community’s concern over this shooting in a public place that left one man dead and placed other lives at risk,” IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Frank Jang said.
“We also share the community’s fervor to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice and call on anyone who can help us do so to come forward.”
The shooting came less than five months after another brazen shooting at an Aldergrove McDonald’s that was filled with families at the time.
The victim of that fatal shooting was later identified as Justin Haevischer, the brother of Red Scorpions gang member and convicted Surrey Six killer Cody Haevischer.
“The level of risk to the community is unacceptable and it is extremely concerning for me, as it must be for Langley residents, that this happened again outside a busy restaurant with young kids nearby,” Langley RCMP officer-in-charge Supt. Murray Power said in a statement.
“If anyone has information about this murder, I would urge them to call IHIT investigators. We cannot be complacent.”
Those with information about the shooting can either contact IHIT or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers.