Another homicide in Richmond: Victim Dilraj Johal (second update)

SEVEN hours after holding a press conference, the Integrated Homicide Investigation, in a press release to the media on Sunday at 9:44 p.m., asked for the public’s help to further its investigation into the murder of 28-year-old Dilraj Johal.

IHIT’s attitude has many wondering whether it is really serious about getting information out to all media fast enough. It’s time they ended their drama and did their job properly.

IHIT said that on January 9, at around 11:50 p.m., the Richmond RCMP and paramedics responded to a unit at 8120 Lansdowne Road where they found 28-year-old Dilraj Johal dead with gunshot wounds.   

IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working in partnership with the I-Teams and the Richmond RCMP to gather evidence. Anyone with dash cam video who was driving in and around 8120 Lansdowne Road on Saturday night is asked to contact IHIT.     

“Dilraj Johal was known to police and we believe he was targeted for murder. His death is the third homicide in the past four days related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “IHIT will continue to work with all of our regional policing partners to mitigate any further violence.”  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Earlier story:

JUST two days after 29-year-old Anees Mohammed, who was known to police, was shot and killed in Richmond in the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict, on Saturday, January 9 at approximately 11:50 p.m., another male was the victim of a homicide in that city.

He was later identified as Dilraj Johal at a press conference hosted by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Richmond RCMP and Emergency Health Services were called to a residence in the 8100-block of Lansdowne Road, where a male in his 20’s had apparently suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  He later succumbed to his injuries. 

Members of the Richmond RCMP Serious Crime Unit and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team are on scene.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area are not likely to be affected as police continue their investigation, RCMP said on Sunday morning.