Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) reports the second victim of a Surrey shooting in Fraser Heights has died.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene; the second was transported to hospital but died from his injuries.
The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Vikram Toor and 19-year-old Ashim Raza.
The incident took place on 159th Street and 110th Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
Corporal Meghan Foster with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says they can’t confirm the motive of the shooting.
“Investigators are trying to determine the motive and if the shooting was targeted. Police believe that this homicide is not directly related to any other recent cases of violence that have occurred in the Lower Mainland.”
Shooting in Fraser Heights leaving Mr. Raza and Mr. Toor deceased was in fact a drive-by shooting. Anyone w/ info contact IHIT.
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) October 30, 2016
She says neither of the men were known to police.
“Neither men had a criminal record and Mr. Raza had minimal associations to the police. We know nothing about Mr. Toor. And that’s why we need some help from the public if they have any information with regards to these two males.”
— Janet Brown (@JanetBrown980) October 29, 2016
Dan Chin who lives nearby says the situation is troubling.
“Yeah, it is a little shocking. There had been one killing here on the same street just a few houses away a couple of years ago, and now another one. I don’t expect that to happen in this area, this is a nice area and to have this thing happen is a little shocking and unnerving.”
The shooting occurred just behind an elementary school.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have taken over the case.
A media availability for the shooting will be taken place on Saturday.
There have been more than 50 shootings in Surrey so far this year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT.