Homicide investigators have released a photo of Saturday’s latest gang war victim in the hope of getting information on his killer.
Dilraj Johal, who was in his 20s, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a condo near Lansdowne and No. 3 roads shortly before midnight on Saturday.
Johal was taken to hospital but later died of his injuries, said Sgt. Frank Jang, spokesperson with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
The victim was known to police and his shooting is believed to be targeted, said Jang.
IHIT is now appealing for drivers to check their dashcam footage if they were in the area before or after the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
There have been several gang-related shootings in Metro Vancouver over the past two weeks.
In total, there have been six shootings in Metro Vancouver — five of which have been fatal — over the past two weeks. Saturday’s shooting is the second in Richmond in the past three days.
On Thursday night, Richmond RCMP responded to a shooting near Steveston Community Park, which investigators said they believe is related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. The victim of that shooting has been identified as 29-year-old Anees Mohammed.
With files from Kirsten Clarke and Valerie Leung