Shooting and murder charges in Vancouver

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The victim of Vancouver’s latest shooting is not co-operating with police.

The 22-year-old wasn’t seriously hurt when he was wounded near Abbott and Keifer on the edge of Chinatown around 2:30 this morning.

Meanwhile, police believe they’ve solved a gang-related murder dating back five years.

Inspector Laurence Rankin says 32-year old Colin Stewart and 35-year old Kevin Jones are charged with first degree murder in the September, 2009 shooting death of 35-year old Raj Soomel.

He says, “The two accused are known to police and both remain in custody. We believe it’s gang-related. We have heavily relied upon the public coming forward to assist us and then, there’s a great deal, as you can appreciate of evidence related to the crime scene.”

It’s believed the intended target was Randy Naicker –one of the founding members of the Independent Soldiers– who was living in the same halfway house near Cambie and 19th Avenue.

He was shot dead in Port Moody in June of 2012.


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  1. So – if he needs some help seeing the benefit of cooperating , charge him as an accessory to a crime committed with a weapon and if the unelected dictaotrs at the SCOC would agree , hit him with a minimum mandatory sentence.