ON Thursday night, reporting on the Burnaby homicide at Market Crossing, The VOICE said: “Sources claim that the dead person is South Asian whose first name is Jas. We are not revealing his last name as this is not confirmed.”
On Friday morning, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) confirmed that the victim’s name was Jaskeert Kalkat, 23. He was known to police and affiliated with a gang.
He is believed to have been a member of Brothers Keepers.
The two people that were injured – a man and woman in their 20s — were also targeted. They are expected to survive in spite of being seriously injured.
On May 13, shortly after 8:35 p.m., the Burnaby RCMP were called to Market Crossing near Byrne Road and Marine Way after a report of gunshots. A man was located suffering from gunshot wounds.
Despite all attempts to revive the individual he succumbed to his injuries. Two others with gunshot wounds were taken to hospital.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in and will be working in partnership with the Burnaby RCMP.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimes Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
In videos circulating on social media, one person is heard to say that he thought the gunfire was fireworks. One video shows a South Asian man looking inside a vehicle in a parking spot and talking on his cell phone. A person is heard saying that there was a white SUV involved in the shooting. Another video show first responders removing the victim from the vehicle and performing CPR on him.
A burnt-out vehicle was found in south Surrey after the murder.