A heavy police presence is on scene in west Abbotsford following a fatal shooting on Friday night. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

UPDATE: 24-year-old Lovepreet Dhaliwal ID’d as victim in targeted Abbotsford shooting

Location of shooting the same as where innocent bystander Ping Shun Ao killed in 2015

A man was killed in a shooting Friday evening in Abbotsford.

He has since been identified as 24-year-old Lovepreet “Jason” Dhaliwal.

The incident took place at about 6:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of Promontory Court off of Ridgeview Drive in west Abbotsford.

Sgt. Judy Bird said the Abbotsford Police Department received numerous 911 calls of shots fired, and officers who arrived on the scene found the victim inside a van.

Dhaliwal was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Bird said the shooting appears to be targeted.

Police say a black four-door Acura TL is believed to have been involved in the shooting.

The area of the shooting is the same location where innocent man 74-year-old Ping Shun Ao was struck and killed by a stray bullet on Sept. 2, 2015. Police at the time said the target of the shooting was Ao’s next-door neighbour.

That person was identified by unnamed sources as Parmvir Chahil, then 19. Court documents related to the 2014 killing of 18-year-old Harwin Baringh on Sparrow Drive indicated that Baringh was a member of the “Chahil crime group” and that his death was part of a dispute with the “Dhaliwal crime group.”

However, it was not known whether Parmvir Chahil had any connection to the crime group mentioned in the documents.

Anyone with information about tonight’s shooting is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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