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Cops search for suspect in fatal shooting May 14

Martin van den Hemel   May-19-2017

Police are looking for witnesses who saw this distinctive 2010 KIA Forte prior to early Sunday afternoon's fatal shooting.

Courtesy RCMP


Police investigators are continuing to search for information connected to an early Sunday afternoon shooting that left one man dead and many unanswered questions.

Around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, local Mounties responded to a motor vehicle crash at Granville Avenue and Ledway Road.

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The driver of the vehicle was found unresponsive and first responders determined he'd been the victim of a homicide.

The region's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now working in tandem with Richmond RCMP to gather evidence and speak to potential witnesses.

The victim of the shooting was identified as Jasdeep Singh Klair, who investigators said was known to police. Sunday's shooting is believed to have been targeted.

Police said a suspect vehicle, a distinctive 2010 KIA Forte with an orange/reddish colour, was in the area at the time of the shooting.

The KIA, which had been reported stolen in Surrey in March, is believed to have been in the Lindsay Road neighbourhood at the time of the shooting and then fled the scene.

Klair was shot while he was driving in his vehicle, a BMW, and as a result of his injuries, lost consciousness and the vehicle crashed at the intersection of Granville Avenue and Ledway.

Investigators noted that many individuals in the area heard the gunfire, but police were not called for a shooting. Instead, they were call in for the car crash.

The KIA was found in the 4400 block of Thompson Road less than an hour after the shooting.

"This homicide occurred in a heavily populated residential area at a busy time of day," said IHIT Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound. "Due to the distinct description of this vehicle, police believe there are individuals who can assist in bringing further information forward and/or assist in identifying the occupant(s) of the suspect vehicle."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers or the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448.




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