UPDATE: 18-year-old Abbotsford shooting victim identified by police

Teen heard yelling ‘I’m dying! I’m dying!’ had to be removed from his car through apartment

Police have identified 18-year-old Jaspreet Sidhu as the victim of Friday’s brazen daytime shooting.

Sidhu was killed after suffering shots to the chest on Oriole Crescent.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) says the shooting was targeted. Sidhu was known to police and affiliated with gang activity, IHIT said in a statement.

Abbotsford Police are also investigating a shooting that left another 18-year-old in the hospital Sunday morning, but it’s too early in that investigation to say if the two incidents are connected.

Driving a white Chrysler 300 in Abbotsford, Sidhu was apparently shot in the chest and fled the scene, turning down George Ferguson Way on Friday afternoon.

He didn’t get far before crashing into an apartment building, narrowly missing a woman outside at the time. On Friday, the woman’s son, Eric Boldt, said his mother was shaken up, but OK.

Sidhu was heard saying, “I’m dying! I’m dying!” before ambulance personnel arrived. Paramedics had to free the man from his vehicle through the apartment, police said.

He was taken to hospital but died shortly after.

Police continue to look for a suspect, believed to be a man described as 5’ 11” with a medium build and wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this male is asked to contact police.

“This was a brazen shooting that occurred in a residential neighbourhood, and it was a blatant disregard for the safety of the public,” IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said.

“It has been said many times before, but if you are involved in criminal activity, then you are not immune to the dangers that come with it. This is another example of a young life that has been lost too soon, and a family has been left devastated.”

 

Police are on the scene of an apparent shooting. Witnesses say one man was taken away in an ambulance.

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