IHIT Called To Abby Shooting Near Mill Lake – One 19 Year Old Dead – Second Victim In Hospital

Abbotsford – Late Saturday night (August 4 @11:35PM) the Abbotsford Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 2000 block of Wilerose Street.

When police arrived, they found 19-year-old Gagandeep Singh Dhaliwal and another male with gunshot wounds.  Both victims were taken to hospital.  Mr. Dhaliwal succumbed to his injuries in hospital and the second victim is expected to recover from his injuries.  IHIT was called in to take conduct of the investigation.     

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Abbotsford Police Department, the Abbotsford Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Mr. Dhaliwal was known to police and investigators believe this was a targeted incident.  IHIT is working to determine motive behind Mr. Dhaliwal’s murder.   

“We are releasing Mr. Dhaliwal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We urge anyone with information to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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