Surrey RCMP were called to the report of a shooting at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara at 7050 120 Street, Surrey on June 18th at approximately 8:30 p.m.
On arrival police located an adult male found inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as 45-year old Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
IHIT investigators learned that two suspects, described as heavier-set males, wearing face coverings, fled the scene on foot, southbound on 122 Street through Cougar Creek Park. Investigators believe the suspects may have had a vehicle waiting for them, in the area of 121 Street and 68 Avenue. It is believed the suspects and the vehicle may have been in that area in the hour proceeding the homicide.
Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT said “We believe that not only may the occupants of these vehicles have been witnesses to the homicide of Mr. Nijjar, but the vehicle itself may have recorded critical evidence that could help advance our investigation. There have been rumors circulating indicating two men were arrested in relation to this murder. I can confirm that at this time, no arrests have been.”
Update August 27th
Investigators now believe they have identified the vehicle which was waiting for the suspects in the area of 121 Street and 68 Avenue. The vehicle is described as a Silver 2008 Toyota Camry.
We believe the driver of this vehicle was waiting on 121 Street in the Camry for the two initial suspects prior to and while the murder took place,” says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. “
Investigators have now confirmed there was a third suspect involved in the murder. If you recognize this vehicle or the driver, please contact IHIT immediately.“
IHIT is asking anyone with information regarding the investigation to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.