Shooting in Surrey leaves one man dead – Victim Identified

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2018-06-24 14:48 PDT

File # 2018-962

Surrey: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the victim from yesterday’s homicide in Surrey, B.C.

On June 23, 2018 at approximately 4 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received numerous calls of a shooting in the 18200 block of 67A Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds who was taken to hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and IHIT was called in.

IHIT continues to work closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

To further the ongoing homicide investigation, IHIT is confirming that 47-year-old Paul Bennett of Surrey was the victim of homicide. It is still early in the investigation but investigators believe this was not a random incident. Investigators are working to determine motive.

Paul Bennett

We are releasing Mr. Bennett’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with leading up to the shooting, says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT. We need those with information about this murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

Released by

Cpl. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
www.homicideteam.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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