A memorial of flowers, candles and condolences is growing at the McDonald's sign in North Surrey where 22-year-old shooting victim Karanpartap Waraich died on Monday night.

A memorial of flowers, candles and condolences is growing at the McDonald's sign in North Surrey where 22-year-old shooting victim Karanpartap Waraich died on Monday night.

UPDATE: Shooting victim identified

Vehicle crashes into fast food restaurant after targeting shooting near 129 Street and 96 Avenue Monday night.



Police have named 22-year-old Karanpartap Waraich as the man killed in a targeted shooting in North Surrey on Monday night.

On Jan. 23, just before 9:15 p.m., the Surrey RCMP was called to the 96 Avenue and Prince Charles Boulevard after several reports of gunshots were received.

Upon police attendance, Waraich (pictured left) was located in a Jeep SUV that had crashed into the sign at a McDonald’s restaurant. He was suffering from gunshot wounds.

“I heard three gunshots… and saw a vehicle crash into the ‘golden arches’,” a witness said.

Despite the efforts of first responders, Waraich succumbed to his injuries.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said this is a targeted incident.

“Mr. Waraich is known to police and evidence to this point suggests this was a targeted homicide,” said IHIT Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound.

“There are many more investigative avenues that IHIT needs to concentrate on and we are looking to speak with any witnesses who may not have already come forward North Surrey shootingto police. Thankfully, there were no other victims as a result of this brazen shooting.”

There have been two other shootings in Surrey this month, but this is the first fatal incident.

The (IHIT) has been called after this most recent shooting and will be working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP.

Anyone driving in the area of the 12900-block of 96 Avenue Monday eveing who may have seen something can call the IHIT Information Line at 1‐877‐551‐IHIT (4448), or reach them by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact

Crime Stoppers by phone at 1‐800‐222‐TIPS (8477).

 

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