Police Seek Witnesses To The Murder Of An Indo-Canadian Man In Surrey

Desibuzzbc-Banner-Metrics-FinalSurrey-Shots fired3The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Amin Vinepal of Delta.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)  is releasing Vinepal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death. Vinepal was known to police and associated to gang activity.  Investigators believe Vinepal’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.  

SURREY – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking witnesses to the murder of an Indo-Canadian man in Surrey this week.

 On April 26, 2018 just after 3:30 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received a report of a deceased male found roadside in the 17800-block of 12th Avenue.  The victim had injuries consistent with homicide.   

AD-STERNBERG_link_ad_2_2_earlug-001Soon after the discovery of the victim on 12th Avenue, the Surrey RCMP received a call of a vehicle (no further description) on fire in the 18700-block of 28th Avenue.  Investigators believe this vehicle may be related to the homicide and anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to contact the police. 

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and is working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence. 

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Amin Vinepal of Delta.  IHIT is releasing Vinepal’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with prior to his death. 

Vinepal was known to police and associated to gang activity.  Investigators believe Vinepal’s murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.  

“There are people who have information about what happened to Mr. Vinepal,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “I urge anyone with information to please come forward and speak with IHIT so that we can hold those responsible to account.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 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 by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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