LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in following a shooting in Langley last night.
Police were called out to a complex in the area of 204 B Street and 82nd Avenue around 9 p.m. and arrived to find a man with gunshot wounds inside a vehicle.
According to IHIT, the man was taken to hospital but died. “To further the on-going homicide investigation I can confirm that 23-year-old Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi of Surrey was the victim of homicide,” Cpl. Frank Jang says. “We don’t believe that there were any other residents in the area or neighbours that were struck by any of the bullets.”
A short while after shots rang out, investigators say a burning white Nissan sedan was reported in the area of 206A Street and 84B Avenue. IHIT is hoping to speak with anyone who may have information about this car.
Al-Romeshi was not known to police. Jang there public is not believed to be at risk at this time. “From what we know of the crime scene and the investigation thus far and just the manner in which Mr. Al-Romeshi was killed we believe this was a targeted incident.”
The address is nearby to where a 21-year-old Abbotsford man, with known gang connections and known to police, was shot and killed back in early December.
The investigation is still in its early stages, but Jang says there’s no evidence to connect this incident to the previous one at this time. There’s still no word on a motive.
“We’re hoping that no one overlooks the fact that a young man’s life was lost last night,” Jang says. “We’re hoping that this will compel those with intimate knowledge about Mr. Al-Romeshi’s activities or who he may have met up with last night or even a motive behind his killing to reach out to IHIT and help us solve his murder.”
If you have any information, you’re asked to call the information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or send them an email at email@example.com. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you want to remain anonymous.