THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Tuesday identified the dead victim in Monday’s shooting as Nicholas Khabra, 28, of Surrey in an effort to identify associates and find out what happened before the homicide.
IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said the female victim who was wounded in the shooting is expected to survive her injuries and her name will not be released.
“Mr. Khabra and the female victim are known to each other and were together at the time of the shooting,” said Foster. “The investigation to date leads police to believe that Mr. Khabra’s homicide was a targeted act.”
On Monday (October 23), 2017 at 2:10 a.m. the Surrey RCMP received a report of shots fired from the 14300-block of Crescent Road. When police arrived, a male victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported by the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) to hospital where he later died.
Just after the initial report to police, a second report to police was made from a female victim who said that she too had been shot. Police located this female victim a short distance away on Highway 99 at exit 10. She was also transported by BCAS to hospital for treatment.
IHIT is working with the Surrey RCMP and the Forensic Identification Section to gather and review evidence. Shortly after the homicide occurred, a vehicle was recovered in Langley after it was deliberately set on fire. It remains early in the investigation and police cannot confirm if this vehicle had any involvement in the homicide of Khabra.
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