Surrey: Integrated Homicide Investigation team has identified the man killed on Saturday, 23rd July’s shooting is 28-year-old Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu. Mr. Sandhu does not possess a criminal record nor was he believed to be involved in the current conflict.
The driver of the vehicle, who also does not possess a criminal record, remains in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Extensive canvassing in the area has been conducted and information from the public continues to be processed.
A suspect was witnessed fleeing the scene in a grey or silver Infiniti SUV (unknown year) and IHIT is asking for the public’s assistance to locate this vehicle.
IHIT and Surrey RCMP continue to work collectively on this investigation. Investigators believe this shooting to be targeted and as a result of the current conflict between individuals/groups within Surrey. Police believe that this shooting is linked to the conflict within Surrey, however, evidence and information obtained thus far suggests the victims may have not been the intended targets.
“Police would like to remind individuals that just because you’re not directly involved in criminal activity or violence as a result of conflict, does not mean that you’re immune to the associated risks. If you have friends or family members involved in this lifestyle, you could very well become inadvertent collateral damage to these violent disputes,” says Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip-line at 1-877-551-4448, or call CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous.