DAI Duong Duong, 21, of Abbotsford was the victim of the Thursday night shooting in Langley, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced on Friday.
Duong was known to police and associated to gang activity.
Investigators said that though it was early in the investigation, they believe Duong’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.
On December 7, just after 10:30 p.m., the Langley RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in a townhouse complex in the 8100 block of 204 Street. Police found a male victim laying in a backyard with gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
(Witnesses say that at least half a dozen shots were fired at about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday. A silver Infiniti was seen being towed from the scene.)
IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Langley RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.
“We are asking that any witnesses to the event that have not yet spoken to police, please contact IHIT,” IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said. “There are people who knew Mr. Duong that may have information that could help us solve his murder. I urge these individuals to come forward and speak with IHIT.”
Anyone with information is asked to 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, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.