Surrey records sixth homicide of the year

Sean Christopher Kelly, 27, was shot down in a Whalley driveway on Sunday evening

Sean Christopher Kelly

SURREY — Surrey recorded its sixth homicide of the year when 27-year-old Sean Christopher Kelly was shot down in a Whalley driveway on Sunday evening.

It happened in the 13900-block of Antrim Road, at 8:20 p.m. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has custody of the case.

Kelly died in hospital.

Court records indicate Sean Christopher Kelly had been charged with numerous crimes including aggravated assault, firearms offences, possession of property obtained by crime, possession for the purpose of trafficking, flight from a peace officer, breach of probation and breaching court conditions.

It was the city’s 48th shooting in 2016 that has been confirmed by police. Police have not identified a suspect.

Surrey has recorded six homicides in 2016:

July 31: Sean Christopher Kelly, 27, was found shot in a driveway in the 13900-block of Antrim Road in Bolivar Heights. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

July 23: Jatinder “Michael” Sandhu, 28, was shot in the head while sitting in a car parked in a driveway in the 14300-block of 90A  Avenue. Police believe he was an innocent victim and not an intended target.

July 2: The body of Brendan Aditya Chand, 27, was found in Whalley’s Bog Park on July 3rd. Police had received reports of gunshots being heard in the area at about 10:30 p.m. July 2. Court records indicate Chand had been sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver to seven years after pleading guilty in 2014 to shooting a man in the shoulder in Burnaby in 2011.

May 15: Mandeep Bhatti, 29, was charged with manslaughter after a member of his family — a 32-year-old man whose name police have not released — died in hospital on May 15. Police said the man was taken to hospital on May 2, suffering from a skull fracture requiring emergency surgery, after they responded to a complaint of an assault in a residence in the 6700-block of 152nd Street. The man was released from hospital on May 9, re-admitted three days later with a brain bleed, and died on May 15.

March 20: Sukhvir Badhesa, 39, was charged with second-degree murder after a 61-year-old woman died inside a house in 10000-block of 128A Street on March 20. Police have not released the woman’s name.

March 11: Ishaan “Lucky” Dhanoa, 21, died in hospital after he was shot and his car crashed into a tree at 79th Avenue and 123rd Street.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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