IHIT identifies suspect vehicle as silver 2008 Toyota Camry in Nijjar homicide; says third suspect involved

The suspect vehicle. Photo: IHIT

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) released photos of the suspect vehicle in the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, then-President of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, who was shot dead on the night of Sunday, June 18 in a parking lot of the gurdwara at 7050 120 Street.

IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti said investigators now believe they have identified the vehicle which was waiting for the two suspects in the area of 121 Street and 68 Avenue. The vehicle is described as a Silver 2008 Toyota Camry.

He added: ““We believe the driver of this vehicle was waiting on 121 Street in the Camry for the two initial suspects prior to and while the murder took place. Investigators have now confirmed there was a third suspect involved in the murder. If you recognize this vehicle or the driver, please contact IHIT immediately.”

When The VOICE asked Pierotti if the silver 2008 Toyota Camry had been reported stolen, he said that police hadn’t identified the vehicle yet and that they’d released photos, hoping that people from the public would be able to come forward to help them.

He also said that he was not aware of any report of a vehicle being torched in this case.

IHIT is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The driver.
Photo: IHIT
IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti.
Photo by JAY SHARMA of Mahi Photo Studio

Photo: JAY SHARMA of Mahi Photo Studio

On June 18, at 8:27 p.m. Surrey RCMP received a report of a shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara. First responding members located a man, later identified as Nijjar, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Nijjar succumbed to his injuries on scene.

IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continues to work closely in partnership with Surrey RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar
Photo: GNSG Facebook

On June 21, IHIT announced that through the collection of evidence and in speaking with witnesses, it had learned that two suspects, described as heavier set males, wearing face coverings, fled the scene on foot, southbound on 122 Street through Cougar Creek Park after fatally shooting Nijjar.

It was believed that the suspects may have had a vehicle waiting for them in the area of 121 Street and 68 Avenue. It was also believed the suspects and the vehicle may have been in that area in the hour preceding the homicide.



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