The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of a double homicide in Whistler, B.C.
Whistler: On July 24, 2022 at around 12:19 p.m., the Sea-to-Sky Whistler RCMP responded to multiple calls of two men being shot at the Sundial Boutique Hotel, located in the 4300 block of Sundial Crescent, Whistler, B.C. One victim died on scene, while the other died as a result of injuries, a short time later after being transported to hospital. As a result of the dynamic response and rapid evidence collection by officers, Sea-to-Sky RCMP were able to locate and apprehend multiple individuals. A burning vehicle believed to be associated to the shooting was located in the 3300 block of Ptarmigan Place, in Whistler, B.C.
IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Sea-to-Sky RCMP, the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS), the B.C. Coroners Service and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) to gather evidence.
IHIT is identifying the victims as Satindera Gill and Meninder Dhaliwal, in effort to advance the investigation. Both victims were known to police.
This is believed to have been a targeted shooting, in relation to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. IHIT is asking anyone who was in either area throughout the morning, or any associates of Mr. Gill or Mr. Dhaliwal to come forward.
We believe this to be a targeted incident. Though this was a brazen daytime shooting in a busy village, there is not believed to be any further risk to the public, thanks to the quick response of the Sea-to-Sky RCMP members says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT.
Anyone who was in the area of Sundial Crescent or Blueberry Drive, where the burning vehicle was located, between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with dash camera footage is asked to contact IHIT immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.