The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) have responded after a man was located deceased in Burnaby.
On February 2, 2023, at 11:52 a.m., the Burnaby RCMP were called to the 7400-block of Mulberry Place, after a report of deceased man in a vehicle. Members attended and initial evidence suggested the man was the victim of a shooting. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Burnaby RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).
IHIT investigators have identified the victim as a 17-year old man, who lived in the complex in which the shooting took place. As the victim is a youth, his name will not be released by investigators at this time.
Investigators believe the shooting took place earlier in the morning, at approximately 9 a.m. Initial evidence suggests the incident was targeted and investigators are working to determine if it is connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.
At approximately 9:15 a.m. a White Nissan Rogue was reported to have been set on fire in the area of 173 Street and 101 Avenue in Surrey. IHIT is working with IFIS to determine if the two incidents are connected.
IHIT is asking anyone with information or anyone with dash-camera video who was in the 7400-block of Mulberry Place, Burnaby, or the area of 173 Street and 101 Avenue, Surrey, between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.