SURREY, B.C. — Investigators are appealing for witnesses, dashcam video or other surveillance tape as they investigate the first homicide of the year in Surrey, B.C.
A statement from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team identifies 24-year-old Gary Kang as the man fatally shot at his home in Surrey's Morgan Heights neighbourhood early Wednesday.
The statement says Kang was known to police, had a history of gang activity and his death is linked to ongoing conflict in Metro Vancouver.
Police believe more than one suspect was involved in the attack.
They say they are also exploring possible connections between the homicide and a burning vehicle found in Langley less than an hour after Kang was shot.
Homicide team Sgt. Frank Jang says anyone with information about the homicide or the vehicle fire is urged to speak with investigators.
“It is too early to offer a motive behind this ... shooting but given what we know of Kang’s history with gang activity, we will be engaging with our gang enforcement partners,” Jang says in the statement.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2021.
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