The SUV that was torched in Langley Sunday night was stolen from Burnaby, police said.
RCMP investigators are looking for security video footage recorded at the time of the incident, which saw Township of Langley fire crews respond to multiple reports of a vehicle fire in the 20600 block of 84B Ave in Willoughby around 10 a.m.
Crews arrived to find a fully involved SUV on the side of the road.
The SUV was destroyed and it appeared the licence plates had been removed.
Residents interviewed by police said they heard an explosion, but did not see anyone leaving the area.
This is the same location where a vehicle was torched after a nearby homicide on Feb. 9.
On that date, a Surrey man was found fatally wounded in a car in the 8200 block of 204B Street in a newly developed area of Willoughby.
Police said 23-year-old Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi was not a resident of the complex and he was not known to police.
Cpl. Frank Jang, spokesperson for the regional Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), said the shooting appeared to be targeted.
About the same time as the shooting, firefighters received calls for a nearby vehicle fire at 206A Street and 84B Avenue nearby.
They located a fully involved Nissan Z sedan.
It appeared to have been a case of a suspect vehicle being burned after the crime in order to destroy evidence and switch to a different getaway vehicle.
The Friday shooting was in the same general area as the Dec. 7 shooting that claimed the life of a 21-year-old man from Abbotsford.
Dai Duong Duong was found in the Ashbury + Oak complex in the 8100-block of 204 Street.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said that shooting was believed to be targeted, too.
Anyone with information about the February shooting or the December case is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at email@example.com.
To remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers online or at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
With files from Curtis Kreklau, South Fraser News Services