Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in a strip mall across from Central City Shopping Centre on Saturday evening.

UPDATE: North Surrey shooting a gang hit: Police

Man dies, another remains in hospital as gunshots fired across from a busy shopping mall.



A man is dead in what police are calling a targeted gang-related hit on the weekend.

At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, a man wearing a balaclava ran up to a black Acura TL at 100 Avenue and King George Boulevard and shot the three people inside.

Stephen Leone, 27 – who police say has links to the Dhak gang – was fatally shot and two others were injured, including a 15-year-old male.

Manjinder Hairan, who police allege is also associated with the Dhak group – suffered minor injuries, as did the teen.

They were treated in hospital and subsequently released.

Several investigators remained at the taped-off scene on Sunday examining the black Acura TL, which had several bullet holes in the left side of the vehicle.

“Although the investigation is in the preliminary stages it appears to be a targeted, gang-related shooting,” Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound said in a release.

The Dhak group has been in a violent exchange with the Hells Angels and Red Scorpions for months.

On Aug. 14, Jonathan Bacon, a Red Scorpion, was shot dead at a Kelowna hotel and several others were injured, including White Rock Hells Angel Larry Amero.

Since then, there have been several attacks on the Dhak group.

On Sept. 16, alleged Dhak member Jujhar Singh Khun-Khun, 24, was gunned down in the 10100 block of 144 Street.

Khun-Khun made news in Surrey in 2007 after his 19-year-old fianceé was killed when she fell from the moving SUV he was driving. No charges were laid in that case.

The same year, Khun-Khun was sentenced, along with an associate, to three years in prison for kidnapping and robbing a truck driver – an incident the judge called “random, brazen and senseless.”

Anyone with any information regarding weekend shooting is asked to contact the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT(4448), or, if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)

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