Surrey: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim from Saturday’s homicide in Surrey.
On June 23, at approximately 4 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received numerous calls of a shooting in the 18200 block of 67A Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds who was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and IHIT was called in.
IHIT continues to work closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.
To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 47-year-old Paul Bennett of Surrey was the victim of homicide. It is still early in the investigation but investigators believe this was not a random incident. Investigators are working to determine motive.
We are releasing Mr. Bennett’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with leading up to the shooting, says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. We need those with information about this murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.