Young Indo-Canadian From Abbotsford Latest To Be Gunned Down In Gang Violence

Jaspreet SIDHU

TFG-banners website -FJaspreet SIDHU-killing2The young victim in the Abbotsford killing has been identified as Jaspreet Sidhu, 18 of Abbotsford.  Sidhu was known to police and affiliated with gang activity.  It is still early in the investigation, but the shooting appears to be targeted. 

By PD Raj

Senior Writer DesibuzzCanada

ABBOTSFORD  – Another young Indo-Canadian man was gunned down as gang violence in the lower mainland and fraser valley escalates with four shootings over a 24 hour period in Surrey earlier this week.

The young victim in the Abbotsford killing has been identified as Jaspreet Sidhu, 18 of Abbotsford.  Sidhu was known to police and affiliated with gang activity.  It is still early in the investigation, but the shooting appears to be targeted. 

Moreover, the evidence recovered does not link Sidhu's murder to the shooting that occurred the subsequent evening on August 5, 2017 in Abbotsford.

On August 4, 2017 just after 3:15 p.m. the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) responded to a report of shooting in 32000 block of Oriole Crescent.  When police arrived, they found Sidhu suffering gunshot wounds was located nearby after he crashed his vehicle into the side of a building along the 32000 block of George Ferguson Way. 

Jaspreet SIDHU-killingSidhu was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services but despite all medical efforts he succumbed to his injuries.  The male victim's death was deemed a homicide and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken lead.

IHIT is working closely with the APD to determine motive, and to determine the identity of the suspect male observed fleeing the scene.  The shooting occurred in the 32000 block of Oriole Crescent, and a suspect male was observed fleeing on a pathway southbound on Oriole Crescent after the shooting occurred.

 The male was described as 5'11", medium build, 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."  Cpl. Meghan FOSTER of IHIT says, "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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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