IHIT investigates the homicide of Karnvir Singh Garcha in Coquitlam

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Coquitlam RCMP were called to the 500-block of Foster Avenue for a report of a shooting on July 2nd at approximately 9:19pm.

Police located 25-year-old Karnvir Singh Garcha of Coquitlam suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers, along with members of the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS), attempted life-saving measures, but the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have learned that Mr. Garcha was dropped off at the scene minutes before the homicide.

We are looking to speak with anyone who had contact with Mr. Garcha in the days leading up to the shooting, including the driver of the vehicle that dropped him off, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. IHIT is working with its partners to canvass the area for witnesses and to collect CCTV. Any witnesses or anyone with residential, commercial or dash-camera video, who has yet to speak with police, is asked to contact IHIT immediately.

IHIT is asking anyone who was driving in the 500-block of Foster Avenue, between North Road and Blue Mountain Street, from 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with dash-cam video, or anyone with information who has yet to speak with police, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.