On Thursday, at approximately noon, the Burnaby RCMP were called to the 7400-block of Mulberry Place, after a report of dead man in a vehicle.
Members attended and initial evidence suggested the man was the victim of a shooting.
IHIT investigators have identified the victim as a 17-year old man, who lived in the complex in which the shooting took place.
Investigators believe the shooting took place earlier in the morning, at approximately 9 a.m. Initial evidence suggests the incident was targeted and investigators are working to determine if it is connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. a White Nissan Rogue was reported to have been set on fire in the area of 173 Street and 101 Avenue in Surrey.
“IHIT will be in both areas throughout the day speaking with neighbours and canvassing for video,” says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. “If you have information and have yet to speak to police regarding this investigation, please contact IHIT immediately. If you were in either area between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and have dash-camera video, please contact IHIT immediately.”
IHIT is asking anyone with information or anyone with dash-camera video who was in the 7400-block of Mulberry Place, Burnaby, or the area of 173 Street and 101 Avenue, Surrey, between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. to contact the IHIT.