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Abbotsford man identified as victim of fatal Burnaby shooting

Body of 29-year old Gagandeep Sandhu found inside underground parkade Saturday

A young Abbotsford man has been identified as the person found dead inside a Burnaby parkade Saturday evening (Sept. 16), in what police say was likely a targeted shooting.

Police responded to reports of gunfire shortly after 5 p.m. on Saturday and arrived at an underground parking garage near Lougheed Mall to discover the body of 29-year old Gagandeep Sandhu inside a vehicle.

About 15 minutes later, police were called to the area of Greenwood Street and Bainbridge Avenue, about 5 kilometres west of the shooting site, where a black Honda Pilot was engulfed in flames.

“IHIT is working closely with the RCMP’s forensic experts to process both scenes and to determine if they are related,” said Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team in a statement Sunday.

IHIT said they’ve chosen to identify Sandhu in hopes of furthering their investigation. They said initial evidence suggests the shooting was targeted, but that investigators don’t yet know the motive for the attack.

Anyone who witnessed either incident or who has dash-cam footage of the scenes is asked to reach out to IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.

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