Gavinder Grewal, 30 a gang member was murdered on Friday last week.
A North Vancouver condo unit where Gavinder was murdered was the subject of numerous noise complaints over the past three years
Michael Rothwell, who has been living in the Seylynn Village high rise for about three years said, “Ourselves and our neighbours who share a wall with him were complaining pretty much immediately about parties starting at like 3 a.m. on a weekday and going for 24 hours. Just crazy amounts of noise in the lobby—constantly, constantly parties.”
Rothwell said noise started about six months after he moved in, and that residents in the other two units that share the floor as well as those on the floor below have all filed complaints.
The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has confirmed that Gavinder Grewal was found dead at around 8 p.m. on Friday in a unit on the top floor of the tower, located in the 1500 block of Fern Street near Keith Road and Mountain Highway.
Rothwell said he left his apartment around 7 p.m. that night, shortly before the murder is believed to have occurred.
When he returned from a Christmas party at around 1:30 a.m., he saw a heavy police presence and was questioned for more than an hour.
While police assured Rothwell that the shooting was targeted and that there’s no danger to other residents in the building, he says the incident is frightening.
He shared, “Someone was murdered like 30 feet from our front door…The fact that they were somehow able to get into the building and somehow get up to the top floor is scary.”
Grewal had a lengthy criminal record, including convictions for extortion and drug trafficking. In 2016, he was charged with manslaughter in connection with the 2010 death of 22-year-old Mandy Johnson, whom police allege Grewal shot in the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s car in Abbotsford.