1985 Air India bombing case : Ripduman Singh Malik shot dead in Surrey (BC)

Vancouver businessman Ripudaman Singh Malik who had been acquitted in the 1985 Air India bombing case in 2005 was shot dead in Surrey on Thursday morning.

Surrey RCMP said in a press release that on Thursday at 9:26 a.m., they responded to a report of shots fired in the 8200-block of 128 Street wherePolice located a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man was provided first aid by attending officers until Emergency Health Services took over his care. The injured man succumbed to his injuries on scene.

“This appears to be a targeted shooting,” police said.

A suspect vehicle was located in the 12200-block of 82 Avenue fully engulfed in fire.

The investigation is in the early stages and police are still looking for the suspects and a second vehicle that may have been used as a getaway vehicle.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in to investigate.

Anyone with information about this incident, dash camera footage or video surveillance from the area is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.