On March 11, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., North Vancouver RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore located at 333 Seymour Boulevard, North Vancouver.
North Vancouver RCMP frontline officers and BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) attended and located a man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to hospital and despite all efforts to revive him, Mr. Milad RAHIMI, succumbed to his injuries.
With the assistance of members of the public, IHIT investigators located the suspect vehicle, the dark blue Mazda 3 with the stolen licence plates
On Saturday March 12, 2022 at 7 p.m., North Vancouver Fire Department and North Vancouver RCMP responded to the 300-block of Tempe Crescent, North Vancouver for reports of a car fire. During the investigation, it was determined to be the suspect vehicle – the Mazda 3 with the stolen licence plates.
Today, IHIT is releasing video footage, photographs and descriptions of two people associated to this vehicle who were seen exiting the Mazda after the shooting.
We are urging the public to look carefully at the images and video in order to assist IHIT investigators to identify these individuals. If anyone recognizes or saw these people in the area of 300-block Tempe Crescent or in the surrounding area, you are asked to contact IHIT immediately.
IHIT investigators are asking for any witnesses, dashcam or CCTV footage in this area from Friday March 11, 2022 between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m, and Saturday March 12, 2022 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
IHIT investigators are attempting to identify the two people seen exiting the Mazda 3.
The driver of the Mazda 3 is described as wearing a:
- Black Hoody;
- Grey pants with either a patched or torn pattern;
- Black shoes;
- Wearing a medical mask and
- Carrying a grey backpack with a single strap.
The passenger exiting the Mazda 3 is described as wearing:
- 3/4 length black jacket with hood. This jacket has a white symbol on the left shoulder;
- Grey pants, and
- Black shoes.
IHIT investigators want to speak with anyone who can identify these individuals or saw them in the vicinity of the 300-block of Tempe Crescent in an effort to further our investigation. We are interested in identifying these individuals and speaking with them.
We are in the early stages of the investigation and our investigators are working tirelessly to complete priority tasks.