A civil suit filed by the Director of B.C. Civil Forfeiture in B.C. Supreme Court last month to claim two vehicles – a white Nissan Altima and a blue Nissan Altima – that were allegedly used in a shootout in which Harwindip Singh Baringh, 18, was killed in Abbotsford last October, has revealed that the incident was allegedly a clash between the Chahil and Dhaliwal crime groups.
Sources have told The VOICE that the conflict is an extension of the one going on in Vancouver’s South Slope that this paper has been reporting on extensively for the past year. You can check out the coverage on our website at www.voiceonline.com.
Baringh was found shot dead in the driver’s seat of a dark coloured SUV in the 30500 block of Sparrow Drive in West Abbotsford after police responded at 7:45 p.m. on October 2 to reports of shots fired in the area of Sparrow Drive and Goldfinch Street.
No other potential victims or suspects were found. A vehicle or two were reported to have sped away.
A Google search showed that, according to bcwrestling.com, Baringh was a wrestler from W.J. Mouat Secondary in January 2013 and came 6th in the 100 kg category at the Western Canada Age Class event.
The court document claims that Baringh was driving with a passenger in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that evening while his associates were following in a blue 2007 Altima. Surveillance cameras reportedly showed the Jeep and the blue Altima were following a white Acura and a white Altima.
Gunshots were exchanged between the occupants of the four vehicles and finally three of the vehicles took off, while the Jeep remained at the scene. Baringh’s body was found in the Jeep by the police.
The court document claims that “the white Altima has been used to engage in a violent ongoing gang conflict between the Dhaliwal and Chahil crime groups.”
Since no statement of defence has been filed, The VOICE is not mentioning the names of those involved in the alleged shootout that have been mentioned in the claim by the director of civil forfeiture.
IHIT has so far not announced any charges in the murder case.