ABBOTSFORD (NEWS1130) – A 25-year-old man, Harpreet Chahal, has been identified as the victim in Sunday’s drive-by shooting in Abbotsford.
It happened near a busy intersection at South Fraser Way near Emerson just after PM.
Chahal is known to police as an associate of Jujhar Khun-Khun, one of the men accused in the killing of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon.
Five years ago, the two were convicted in a robbery and kidnapping.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the shooting is targeting and gang-related.
When police arrived he was still alive but all attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and Chahal was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Witnesses in the area describe Chahal’s Mercedes traveling westbound on South Fraser Way when another vehicle, traveling in the same direction, shot into the Mercedes. The occupants traveling with Chahal fled the vehicle and investigators are attempting to identify them.
“This shooting occurred in a very public area where innocent people could have easily become victims. We are urging anyone with information to come forward and speak with investigators,” says Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
If you have any information you are asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.