Neal Pratap, 44, shot and killed in Burnaby (update)

SHORTLY after 10 p.m. on Thursday, a man in his 40s was shot in the 6100-block of McKee Avenue. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but succumbed to his injuries.

CTV News reported that a resident told them that they heard a scream and then an injured man knocked at their door, pleading for help.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Sgt. Frank Jang told the media that it is too early to say that this is gang-related, however, early indications are that it is not. The victim had had some interactions with police.

He was later identified as Neal Pratap, 44.

Jang said the shooting was random, but it is too early to say it was targeted. Police believe that the victim met with somebody and shots were fired following an altercation.

The suspect left the scene on foot and may have got into a vehicle. The Integrated Police Dog Service was called in to comb the area, but the suspect couldn’t be tracked down.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Some incidents of shootings/homicides since December 27 in the Lower Mainland:

February 8: Shooting in Abbotsford; no description of suspects or vehicles

February 4: Shana Harris-Morrris, 23, killed and male injured in Surrey shooting

February 4: Shooting in Surrey’s Tannery Park; no suspects

February 3: Shooting in wooded area in Surrey; no suspects

February 3: Chris Kenworthy, 32, shot dead inside a vehicle in Burnaby.

February 1: Exchange of gunfire between occupants of two vehicles in Richmond.

January 30: Two young men known to police escape uninjured in Langley shooting.

January 26: Arshdeep Singh, 22, shot dead, another young man injured in Langley shooting.

January 18: 27-year-old Langley man known to police shot in Langley.

January 16: Shooting between occupants of two cars in Langley City and Brookswood.

January 10: Person injured in a shooting in Coquitlam.

January 9: Dilraj Johal, 28, shot and killed in Richmond.

January 7: Anees Mohammed, 29, shot and killed in Richmond.

January 6: Gary Kang, 24, shot and killed in Surrey.

December 28: Tequel Willis, 14, shot and killed in Surrey.

December 27: Harman Singh Dhesi, 19, shot and killed in Surrey.