UPDATED: Murder victim identified in Langley shooting

Police believe shooting of 21-year-old from Abbotsford was targeted

A 21-year-old man from Abbotsford has been identified as the homicide victim of a Langley shooting on Thursday night.

Dai Duong Duong was found in the Ashbury + Oak complex in the 8100-block of 204 Street at 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 7.

A witness at the scene said a man with “life-threatening” gunshot wounds was transported from the scene to hospital.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the shooting is believed to be targeted .

The victim was known to police and believed to be involved in gang activity, according to Cpl. Frank Jang, a spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Investigators believe the murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.

“We are asking any witnesses to the event that have not yet spoken to police, please contact IHIT,” Jang said. “There are people who knew Mr. Duong that may have information that could help us solve this murder.

“I urge these individuals to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

According to a neighbour living in the complex, the shots rang out just after 10:30 p.m.

“All I know is that the shots started at 10:34 p.m., maybe two or three shots,” the neighbour told the Times. “Then a pause for about 20 seconds maybe, and two more shots came and they were loud and very close so I did not even attempt to go outside and look. I didn’t hear any altercation from inside my home before it happened.”

Hours later, another targeted shooting occurred in South Surrey in the 17000-block of 21 Avenue at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

Police cannot confirm if the two shootings are related.

READ MORE: One to hospital in ‘targeted’ South Surrey shooting

Anyone with information is asked to call 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 at 1-800-222-TIPS.

— with files from Amy Reid, Black Press



miranda@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Shane MacKichan photo

Shane MacKichan photo

Shane MacKichan photo

Just Posted

Langley Hospice issues formal statement opposing MAiD

Board of directors responds to ‘groundswell of opposition’ from community and volunteers

Aldergrove family first in B.C. to receive reimbursement for life-altering arthritis drug

Effective medication used to treat rare form of juvenile arthritis costs $19,000 a month

Lower Mainland dance squad set to show off hip hop skills in L.A.

TwoFourSeven Company prepping for prestigious World of Dance event in April

Top-ranked Lightning strike for Valley title

Langley Christian Grade 8 girls basketball team caps off season with Fraser Valley banner

VIDEO: Gators depth leads team to Valley title

Walnut Grove’s Kevin Kao earns most valuable player honours in leading Gators to victory

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

BC Wine Institute to take legal action against Alberta

The BC Wine Institute to seek injunction to protect B.C. wineries from Alberta wine ban

BC BUDGET: Tobacco tax hike may light up black market in smokes

NDP government adds another 56 cents per pack as of April 1

4 treatment centres to open in memory of B.C. teen who died of an overdose

A treatment centre for addictions is opening in Penticton after the first one fell through

BCHL Today: Merritt peaking at right time and Taylor signs with UNH Wildcats

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Violent sex offender found not guilty of breach for smoking marijuana

Once designated a dangerous offender, Kevin Miller reportedly back at Chilliwack halfway house

Video: B.C. firefighters featured in quirky video

Oliver Fire Department posts video about their B.C. volunteer firefighter spring training seminar

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into third place

A gold in ski cross and a bronze in bobsleigh as men’s hockey advances to the semis

5 to start your day

NDP rolls out first budget, piano teacher accused of sex assault involving former students and more

Most Read