This house on Wilerose Street was cordoned off by police Saturday night and into Sunday morning following a shooting at the residence. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

UPDATE: Police identify man, 19, killed in Abbotsford shooting

Gagandeep Dhaliwal dies following shooting on Saturday night, another man is recovering

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the man killed in a shooting Saturday night in Abbotsford as 19-year-old Gagandeep Dhaliwal.

Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT said Dhaliwal was known to police, and his killing is believed to be targeted. Investigators are working to establish the motive, Jang said.

“We are releasing Mr. Dhaliwal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death,” he said.

Jang said a second man injured in the shooting is expected to recover from his injuries.

Police received reports of shots fired just after 11:30 p.m. at a house in the 2000 block of Wilerose Street – located between Brundige Avenue and Kay Avenue near Godson Elementary and south of Mill Lake Park.

Patrol officers with the Abbotsford Police Department arrived on scene and located two injured men. They were taken to hospital, where Dhaliwal was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The home was cordoned off by officers following the incident, as police scanned the area, including with a helicopter.

video

However, neighbours said a person walked into the residence and began shooting.

“I heard three shots and then I heard screaming, and then about five seconds later, I heard some car just peel out of the street,” said one neighbour, who said he then saw people “all over the street screaming and yelling.”

“I came out and asked if anybody needed help, and I couldn’t get an answer out of anybody.”

A property title search of the residence where the shooting occurred indicates that the owner is Gurcharan Dhaliwal. The three-storey 6,700-square-foot home was built in 2016 and listed for sale for almost $1.6 million in July 2017 before being taken off the market in December, according to online records.

IHIT is urging anyone with information about the shooting to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448, email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Report a typo or send us your tips, photos and video.

Dustin Godfrey | Reporter

@dustinrgodfrey

Send Dustin an email.
Like the Abbotsford News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Nearly 25,000 people cast ballots in Chilliwack

Turnout 10,000 votes higher than in 2014

Popove pledges to work hard as new mayor of Chilliwack

Ken Popove to take the helm from incumbent Sharon Gaetz

Chilliwack school board results reveal clear split

Incumbents Dan Coulter, Heather Maahs and Barry Neufeld join four new board members

Popove elected mayor in Chilliwack

Gaetz second, Waddington third; new faces on city council

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Voting set to start in B.C. proportional representation referendum

Two-part ballots now being mailed to all registered voters

Canada Post strikes leaves small shops in the lurch as holidays approach: CFIB

Rotating strikes began in Victoria, Edmonton, Halifax and Windsor

Voter turnout at 36% in B.C.’s municipal election

Vancouver saw 39% turnout, Surrey saw 33%

Harry and Meghan travel in different style on Australia tour

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day seven of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair, thesis for sale

The online auction features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, with the sale scheduled for 31 October and 8 November.

In Khashoggi case: Saudi calls, ‘body double’ after killing

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the son of Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom announced early Monday, to express condolences for the death of the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal’s entourage.

Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur waives right to preliminary hearing

Bruce McArthur, a 67-year-old self-employed landscaper, has been ordered to stand trial on eight counts of first-degree murder.

N.B. village faces backlash after council raises ‘straight flag’

Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson says the flag met the village council’s criteria because it “recognizes, accepts and respects the rights of individuals under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

Most Read