SURREY – A number of shootings in Surrey have led to the murders of four men, two of which are well known Indo-Canadian gangsters alleged to be from the Dhak-Duhre squads, who have all but been wiped out through systematic killings by rival gangs, most likely the remnants of the Bacon brothers gang will assistance from Hell Angels.
Manjinder “Manny” Hairan, 29, was killed early Tuesday in what appears to be a targeted homicide, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound said in a news release.
Hairan was found suffering from gunshot wounds and lying on a small grassy pathway near 127th Street and 112B Avenue at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Pound said.
Police pronounced him dead at the scene.
Investigators later received information that a second male was injured and taken to hospital, but they did not release his identity.
He is believed to be an old target Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, 25, a Dhak gang associate who was critically wounded in the attack. There was a lot of internet chatter that he also died from the shooting but there is no confirmation from the police so far.
IHIT is working with Surrey RCMP to determine what happened, Pound said.
Hairan’s murder came after three people died in two separate shootings in Surrey on Sunday.
Police said Edward McGiveron and Geordie Carlow, both 33, were gunned down in an underground parkade. Though both men were known to police the homicide did not appear to be gang related, Pound said.
Hours earlier, Manjot Dhillon, 27, was killed in what police called a targeted shooting.
Court documents show Dhillon had several previous convictions for drug possession and trafficking.
Following a spate of shootings and four murders, the Surrey RCMP issued a news release telling residents to have no despite the deadly shootings that left four people dead in two days.
Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy said people in Surrey may be feeling unnerved in the aftermath of the murders, but asserted that the majority of residents are safe because they have no involvement with criminal activity.
“This is not television,” Fordy said in a news release. “The harsh reality is being played out here and now and is testament to the fact that the life expectancy of anyone involved in criminal gangs is very short.”
Sgt. Lindsey Houghton, with BC’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, feels the make up of lower mainland gang members is changing
“People are removed by putting them in jail, or through homicides, other people will fill that void. What we’re seeing is the formation of a different power blocks. Gangsters and criminals who used to be sworn enemies, some of them are now working together.”
Houghton says it appears to be the fallout of violence that has happened in recent years.
“This is just a continuation in our minds of some of that violence that started with the homicide of Gurmit Dhak several years ago. We’ve seen a number of incidents flow from that that we think is really one of the major flashpoints in recent years.”
Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 if they wish to remain anonymous.