The scene of a police incident in Cloverdale Tuesday evening. (Katya Slepian photo)

UPDATE: 22-year-old Surrey homicide victim had gang ties

Pardeep Singh was found dead in his Cloverdale driveway

Police have identified a 22-year-old Surrey man as the victim of a targeted shooting in Cloverdale Tuesday evening.

Pardeep Singh was found dead in his driveway in a residential area near 166 Street and 63B Avenue.

According to an Integrated Homicide Investigation Team news release issued just before noon Wednesday, Singh was known to police and had gang associations.

Singh is believed to have grown up in Delta and moved to the Cloverdale neighbourhood about a year ago, although police have yet to confirm these details.

At the scene Tuesday evening, a half a dozen RCMP cruisers descended on the neighbourhood.

Passersby said police arrived at the scene around 9 p.m., while one neighbour noted she had heard multiple shots fired in the area. A coroner’s van was observed behind the police tape.

One neighbour noted the area – two blocks west of the Cloverdale Athletic Park – is normally a quiet neighbourhood; now it’s the site of the City of Surrey’s 33rd recorded shots-fired incident of the year.

Another said officers were focused on a home at the southeast corner of 64 Avenue and 166 Street.

Police had 166 Street between 64 Avenue and 63B Avenue is cordoned off, but officers were not allowing any vehicle traffic even along 64 Avenue between 156 Street and 168 Street. As of Wednesday morning, the streets had reopened and only a tiny bit of police tape was left.

At 11:44 p.m., a Surrey RCMP news release said that a man had been found dead in the driveway of his own home, the victim of what initial investigations hinted was a targeted shooting. The next morning, IHIT confirmed the shooting was believed to be targeted.

According to the RCMP, officers responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the 6300-block of 166 Street at about 8:45 p.m.. Once officers were on scene they discovered a deceased male in a vehicle on the driveway of his home.

“Once officers were on scene, they discovered a deceased male in a vehicle on the driveway of his home,” the release states.

According to that release, the initial investigation revealed that one vehicle, a light-coloured mini van, was seen departing the area. The vehicle was last seen driving east on 64 Avenue from 166 Street.

Officers conducted a neighbourhood canvass and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca

More to come…


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

The scene of a police incident in Cloverdale Tuesday evening. (Katya Slepian photo)

Just Posted

UFV introduces first mindfulness graduate program in Canada

Most of the University of the Fraser Valley program is offered online

Missing man from Chilliwack was riding a silver mountain bike

RCMP investigators are asking the public to keep an eye out for the 70-year-old man

Enjoy the enchanting and powerful sounds of the cello at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Join cellist Beth Root Sandvoss as she performs Cellicious, a concert full of energy and intensity

Mounties hunt for missing Langley man

The public has been asked to help locate David Grainger, last seen on March 19

Lagoon improvements, but no safety audit recommendations, coming to Harrison

The lagoon will see electrical upgrades, a new flag pole and fencing, but no life jackets or signs

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Vancouver Giant named to Western Conference first-tier all-star team

Young hockey defenceman Bowen Byram is once again lauded for his outstanding efforts on the ice

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Punching Parkinson’s in the Fraser Valley

Rock Steady Boxing program, designed to help battle symptoms of Parkinson’s, coming to Abbotsford in April

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Most Read