THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

One dead after two separate shootings just hours apart in Lower Mainland

Police are investigating both shootings

One person is dead and another injured after two separate shootings in the Lower Mainland.

The first shooting took place in Richmond just before midnight on Saturday (Jan. 9). Mounties and paramedics were called to a residence in the 8100-block of Lansdowne Road for reports of a man in his 20s being shot multiple times. The man, identified by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team as 28-year-old Dilraj Johal, was found dead inside a condo at 8120 Landsdowne Road.

This is Richmond’s second fatal shooting in three days, after Anees Mohammed, 29, was fatally shot Thursday evening in Steveston Community Park.

“Dilraj Johal was known to police and we believe he was targeted for murder. His death is the third homicide in the past four days related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict,” said Sgt. Frank Jang of IHIT. “IHIT will

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

The other shooting this weekend took place in Coquitlam just after midnight on Sunday. Mounties were called to the 1400-block of Kingston Street at 1:03 a.m. and found a man with gunshot wounds. Police said multiple suspects were seen fleeing the area in a vehicle.

RCMP later found a car on fire in the 3500-block of Gislason Avenue that is believed to be connected to the shooting. The man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Mounties said it’s unclear if this shooting is gang-related but they are currently looking to identify suspects.

Anyone with information or video footage is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file no. 2021-820.

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