Pardip Brar of Delta shot dead in Newton, B.C.

Pardip Brar, 23, of Delta is the latest victim in the ongoing low-level drug turf conflict in the Lower Mailand.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Saturday, to further their  ongoing homicide investigation, announced that Brar was the victim of Friday night’s fatal shooting in Surrey.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is asking the public for help as it investigates the shooting death of a 23-year-old Delta man with ties to gangs.

On March 9, at approximately 7 p.m., the Surrey RCMP received reports of shots fired in the 6700-block of 137A Street. When officers arrived, they found a man outside on the street with gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead. IHIT was called in.

IHIT is working closely with its partners from the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

A white sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a black sedan were seen leaving the area after the shooting. IHIT would like to speak with anyone that has information about these two vehicles.

Brar was known to police and investigators believe his murder was targeted and linked to other gang violence in the Lower Mainland.

IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said: “I urge those with information about Mr. Brar’s murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.”

In March 2015, Brar was one of five young South Asian males from Surrey and Delta who were named by then Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge, Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy, as being allegedly involved in four related shootings in Surrey at the time. The other four were Indervir Johal of Surrey, Amrit Kular of Surrey, Sameh Mohammed of Surrey and Pardeep Singh.