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Police detain 1, identify victims in triple shooting at South Surrey Athletic Park

Written by Javed Iqbal

Police searched a house near a popular sports complex in Surrey, BC, the site of a fatal triple shooting last weekend, and took one person into custody Friday as part of the homicide investigation.

The daytime attack last Saturday afternoon left two young men dead at the South Surrey Athletic Park at 14600 20 Ave., and another remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

Three men were found with gunshot wounds near a black BMW X5, an SUV that was “associated with all three victims,” ​​according to IHIT.

On Friday, homicide detectives released the names of the victims and are urging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they try to find the killer.

“Homicide investigators have determined there was a single suspected shooter who fled on foot,” IHIT said in a statement Friday.

Police described him as a man wearing a dark hoodie, dark baseball hat and beige pants, and believe he fled west from the park.

Police cars sit behind police tape at South Surrey Athletic Park.
All three victims in the Surrey triple shootings were residents of the city, IHIT said Friday. (Sohrab Sandhu/CBC)

“This shooting was a single, targeted incident confined to the parking lot,” said IHIT spokesman Sgt. David Lee in the statement. “The investigation is still in the early stages, but indications are that this shooting has a connection to gang and drug activity.”

If found to be the case, it would be just the latest in a series of fatal targeted shootings at popular daytime locations in the province.

Just the weekend before the Surrey triple shootings, two people were shot and killed in downtown WhistlerBC, and two suspects arrested in what police also believe was a targeted attack linked to organized crime.

This week the police released pictures of nearly a dozen men they claim to be linked to gangs and pose a risk to public safety.

All three victims in the Surrey triple shootings were city residents, IHIT said Friday, as investigators identified them as Harbir Khosa, 26; Jordan Krishna, 19; and Robeen Soreni, 20.

The police did not say in their press release which of the three survived in the hospital.

Khosa and Krishna were both known to police, IHIT said, but not Soreni.

No charges have been filed in Friday’s custody during the search.

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