Langley Sportsplex homicide victim identified as ex MMA fighter with gang ties, Todd Gouwenberg

The 2021 BC Homicide Victim List is available here

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken carriage of a fatal shooting at the Langley Sportsplex that occurred at approximately 9:00am on April 21st.

Sgt. Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said the victim is “very well known to police.” According to reports, the 46-year-old victim was a known UN Gang member.

Update April 23:
The IHIT have identified the victim as Todd Gouwenberg, 46, of Langley. Jang said “Gouwenberg was known to police as part of the gang environment in the Lower Mainland, but I do caution, we are in the early stages of the investigation and have not yet determined the motive for the murder. We can say with confidence that Mr. Gouwenberg was targeted.”

The investigation is ongoing.