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IHIT identifies Maple Ridge shooting victim, link to gang conflict unclear

Click to play video: 'Darr Khunkhun identified as man fatally shot in Maple Ridge' Darr Khunkhun identified as man fatally shot in Maple Ridge
The victim of Saturday's brazen daylight shooting in Maple Ridge has been identified as 41-year-old Darr Khunkhun and as Kamil Karamali reports, homicide investigators are still trying to determine whether the killing is linked to the region's gang conflict – Apr 10, 2022

Homicide investigators have identified the victim of a brazen daylight shooting in Maple Ridge Saturday that left one man dead.

Police believe Darr Khunkhun, 41, was the victim of a targeted attack.

Khunkhun does not have a criminal record, but whether his death is linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict is still unclear, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Homicide investigators are working with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit to determine possible gang links.

One man is dead after a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge. Global News

Police were called to the parking lot of the Olympians at 226 Street and Lougheed Highway around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, to “numerous” calls reporting shots fired, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

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Khunkhun was located with gunshot wounds at the scene, but despite the efforts of paramedics he died at the scene.

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Police are now looking for a newer-model red Honda four-door sedan with a sunroof seen leaving the parking lot after the shooting.

Anyone with sees the car, has information on the shooting or has video shot in the area of the killing around 4:30 p.m. Saturday is asked to contact the IHIT  Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Mounties responded to “numerous” calls of shots fired, and arrived on scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man died from his injuries at the site.

Police said early evidence suggests the shooting was not random, however, it is not known if it is related to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

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Ridge Meadows RCMP will be working with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on the file.

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Police are looking for witnesses or dashcam footage shot in the area.

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