Abbotsford -FEBRUARY 22, 2018 UPDATE –  It has been one year since the shooting death of  23 year old Satkar Sidhu.  On the morning of February 20, 2017 (@930AM), Sidhu was shot and killed in the 30500 block Steelhead Cresent in Abbotsford . His family is appealing for public’s help to ID those responsible for his murder.

The family’s statement:

We remember Satkar’s childhood as normal as any or our childhoods. He had the biggest dreams, the widest smile and the kindest heart. His presence would light up a room before he even walked in and his laughter would turn anyone’s day around. Satkar was the most driven and passionate young man there was; he poured his heart and soul into every step he took in life. He had almost completed his business degree and had so much life left to live.

Satkar did not have a criminal record. We never thought he would die under such horrible circumstances. There was a complete disregard to public safety as he was murdered during the early morning hours in a quiet residential area. It has been a full year since we lost him, yet we are still praying for answers and grieving without closure.

At this time, we would like to request for anyone who may have information about Satkar’s death to please contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. We would be eternally grateful if you are able to provide the police with any information. Please bear in mind no information is irrelevant and you may remain anonymous. We are making this appeal particularly to those who knew Satkar and may have valuable information, which can help the police solve his murder.

There are very few people who come into the world for an extremely short period of time, yet manage to leave behind the greatest impact – Satkar can be described as one of these people. The void of his presence will always remain, but we hope this public statement will help bring him, and our family, the justice he deserves.
Thank you.

-The family of Satkar Sidhu

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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 by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 UPDATE – The three suspects have been released but remains persons of interest. IHIT has identified the victims as 23 year old Satkar Sidhu and believe this was a targeted hit. He does not have a record but he is known to Police.

February 20, 2017 11 AM UPDATE (From APD) – On Monday, February 20, 2017, at 9:40 am the Abbotsford Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting in the 30500 block of Steelhead Court. APD Patrol Division officers attended the scene and located an injured male in his mid-20’s who was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, the victim was pronounced dead at scene prior to transport to the hospital.

An APD officer observed a suspect vehicle fleeing the area at a high rate of speed. That officer followed the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over on Highway 11 and eventually into Mission. The suspect vehicle was disabled with the use of a spike belt and the assistance of the Mission RCMP. Three male suspects have been taken into custody.

This investigation is being transitioned to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT). Further information and updates will be provided by IHIT. Anyone with information about this incident should call the IHIT Tip Line at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

ORIGINAL STORY – Abbotsford Police have confirmed that another shooting has happened in the Townline Hill neighbourhood.

It happened Monday morning around 9:40AM on Steelhead Court, near the intersection of Mt. Lehmann Road and Blueridge Drive.

Three men have been arrested. and there are reports that the victim in his 20’s may be in grave condition.

The Townline Hill area has been the hotspot for a continuing violent gang conflict.

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