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Appeal for witnesses after Langley homicide

Police have a Chevron taped off in Langley after a possible shooting. (Monika Gul, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

IHIT needs witnesses to come forward after man is shot and killed near Langley gas station

No arrests one day after man is shot and killed in Langley

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – Homicide investigators are hoping witnesses come forward after a man was shot and killed in Langley on Tuesday night.

Shots rang out at about 9 p.m. in the parking lot of a gas station at 232 Street and 72 Avenue. When officers for there they found a badly injured man. He was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

“We need those who have information about this incident to please come forward,” says IHIT Corporal Frank Jang. “We are specifically asking for dash cam video from drivers who were travelling along 72 Avenue between 232 Street and Highway 10 at around 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening.”

Soon after the shooting, the Langley RCMP found a burning dark-coloured Dodge pick-up truck around 196th Street just off the Fraser Highway. Police also need to talk to anyone who has information about the truck.

IHIT thinks this was a targeted hit and the motive is unclear.

This isn’t the first time in recent months where homicide investigators have had a case where somebody has been killed and shortly after they find a car burning nearby.

Last month, a man’s body was found around 12th Avenue and 176th Street. A burned-out car, believed to be linked, was found a few streets away.

In February, a man was shot and killed in a residential area of Coquitlam and soon after getting the call about shots being fired, Mounties were notified of burning dark coloured sedan a short distance away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), by email or call CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477.)