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Sep 01 2005

Hartinder (Harry) Gill murdered

Black Press, Sep 01 2005
Mission Record
By Cheryl Wierda

Thirty minutes before shots rang out in a parking lot west of the University College of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford campus on Sunday night, killing Lexi Madsen and NRI, Hartinder (Harry) Gill, Madsen had been at her research assistant job at UCFV.
Dr. Martha Dow, Madsen's boss at the Institute for Safe Schools of British Columbia, described the 26-year-old woman as an incredibly gifted student who had tremendous empathy for those around her.
The pair had been working together Sunday night, where Madsen talked about her plans to go on to get her doctorate and become a professor. She was scheduled to begin her Master's program at UBC this month.
Dow left UCFV at 9:10 p.m. that night, with Madsen planning to head to her Mission home.
Some 20 minutes later, Abbotsford Police were called about a disturbance and shots fired in the parking lot of the former Kal-Tire, located at the corner of King Road and College Drive.
When officers arrived, they found Madsen dead in the driver's seat of a Honda Accord, and Gill, also 26, lying on the asphalt near the rear passenger tire of the car, which was still running when police arrived. Gill and Madsen knew each other, but Dow did not know the nature of their relationship.
Police say the shooting was targeted, and that Gill was known to them.
For those who knew Madsen, it's hard to see her tied up in the murder, said Dow.
"What Lexi was, was not about Sunday night. That's not who she was."
Instead, Madsen, who was valedictorian last spring when she finished UCFV's criminal justice program, took her education very seriously and was incredibly committed to her family, which included her parents, a sister and a brother.
Dow described Madsen as "one of the most compassionate people I ever met," loyal, and always there to help a friend.
She will be remembered at a funeral service on Saturday, but a memorial, including flowers, candles, balloons and cards, has already sprung up around the light post the car was parked under when the shots rang out Sunday night. Area residents reported a range in the number of shots fired, but most people said approximately half a dozen bullets were fired. Residents report a number of shots were fired, followed by a brief pause, and then more shots.
Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting, but yesterday asked for help locating the suspect's vehicle.
They released a photo of a newer model red car that is similar to the one driven by the suspects in Sunday's shooting.
The suspects were seen in this vehicle traveling north on College Drive and then turning east on King Road before disappearing, said Abbotsford Police.

May 13, 2005


VANCOUVER - The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is probing yet another killing of a young Indo-Canadian in this Vancouver suburb. (Global) Surrey RCMP and Delta PD responded to shots fired in the parking lot at the Mac’s Convenience Store located at 72nd and Scott Road. Dean Mohamed Elshamy a male 30-year old was found deceased in his vehicle. While he was not known to police investigators do not believe this homicide to be a random act. MORE: Fatal shooting in Surrey May 13, 2005 RCMP File #Surrey 2005-58268

May 7, 2005


Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 9800 block of 140th Street in Surrey. A black truck and a white car

Officers located one victim at scene who later died of his wounds in hospital. The 23-year-old East Indian male victim was a Surrey resident. Identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. May 7, 2005 RCMP File #Surrey 2005-55568

Two cars were reported to have taken off from the scene - a black truck and a white ca

April 2, 2005:

Sukhwinder Singh Jawanda of Delta murdered

NRI Sukhwinder Singh Jawanda of Delta. was executed gang-style and his companion Rajan Aulakh, 28 who was injured is struggling for his life in hospital.

Sukhwinder was the son of MR. Mohinder Singh Jawanda, a former president of the moderate World Sikh Organization and well known person in his community. He told the media that his son was a private investigator who ran a security screening company, Best Hire.

Feb. 21, 2005

NRI Harpreet Khurmee, 34, shot to death in van on Annacis Island


Delta, BC, Feb. 21, 2005
Maureen Gulyas
Delta Optimist

Delta police are investigating the municipality's first murder of the year after the discovery a man found shot to death in a van parked on Annacis Island Monday.

Harpreet Khurmee, 34, was found in a vehicle at 7 a.m. after a witness called paramedics, thinking the victim was experiencing a medical emergency, according to police.

Khurmee is the third Lower Mainland truck driver to be killed in the last 14 months, according to our sister publication, the Vancouver Sun. All three murders have a connection to one trucking firm.

The Surrey resident was found inside a green van parked beside a truck in the 600-block of Chester Road.

Karmen Singh Johl, one of the other truck drivers killed, was found in his car in the 9700-block of River Road in Delta last March. It was one of three Delta murders in 2004.

According to sources, Johl, 63, spent much of his time dodging police and even other criminals.

In a 1998 Vancouver provincial court decision, Johl was convicted of trafficking 12 kg of cocaine and was the subject of an extensive RCMP proceeds of crime investigation in the mid-1990s.

The Vancouver resident was forced to forfeit at least two condominiums, one in Whistler, and an array of collector cars, among other items.

A married father, Johl was sentenced at the time to 10 years in prison, but did not serve the entire sentence.

Delta police have not arrested anyone in connection with Johl's murder.

"Police are working through the initial investigative process to determine the circumstances that led to the death of this man," said Const. Sharlene Brooks of Monday's murder.

"No further details are being released at this time."

January 13, 2005

NRI Jatinder Singh (Jerry) Natt, 22, and NRI Jatinder Singh Natt, 22, shot to death

Surrey, January 13, 2005

RCMP are calling for an armistice among gangsters following last week's shooting deaths of local residents Jatinder Singh Natt and Sukhjinder Singh Sohal.

A Surrey RCMP officer on routine patrol found Natt and Sohal shot in a pickup truck parked on 103rd Avenue off 160th Street early last Thursday morning.

Natt, 22, died at the scene and Sohal, 39, was taken to hospital, where he died on Sunday.

Blain said IHIT officers believe the deaths were "related to drug and/or gang-related activity."



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