SURREY â€” A 22-year-old Surrey man was killed Sunday in the 23rd shooting in Surrey and North Delta since the beginning of March.
Arun Paul Singh Bains, reportedly the nephew of Surrey-Newton NDP MLA Harry Bains, was shot at about 3 a.m. Sunday, at 126th Street and 88th Avenue.
â€œArun Bains is known to be associated to the people connected to the street level drug trade conflict,â€ said Sgt. Stephanie Ashton, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
Harry Bains could not be reached for comment.
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr said investigators â€œnow more than everâ€ need tips from those who have information about the shootings. â€œWe need you to come forward with any little bit of information you may have before another young person in killed,â€ he said.
â€œOur deep concern now is there may be a retaliation incident,â€ Carr said. â€œWe are appealing to those involved in this ongoing dispute to not take any more lives and to understand that this is more than gunplay, itâ€™s murder.â€
The IHIT tipline is 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).
Police are also investigating a shooting Friday at 11:15 p.m., near 65th Avenue and 121st Street after receiving 911 calls of multiple shots being fired and a dark sedan and newer grey import car leaving the scene.
Meantime, IHIT is investigating a suspicious sudden death at a residence in the 13800-block of Hansen Road in Whalley on Saturday.
â€œUpon arrival, officers learned a 57-year-old male had been found deceased by his roommates,â€ Ashton said.
She said police arrest a man, interviewed him and released him without charges pending further investigation.
Police are asking anyone who heard a fight in the area, between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Friday, to contact IHIT.
â€œIt is our belief the victim and suspect knew each other,â€ Ashton said.