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.”
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) December 8, 2017
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.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
— with files from Amy Reid, Black Press