At a special press conference today, IHIT said that 19-year-old Jagvir Malhi, who was killed on November 12, 2018 in Abbotsford was an unintended victim of what was a shooting targeting another individual.
“Jagvir Malhi was a young university student. He had no criminal history but there were those in his life who were involved in the gang conflict,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang.
The shooting happened in Abbotsford near an elementary school, which was closed for the Remembrance Day statutory holiday.
On Nov12, 2018 Jagvir Malhi,19yo, became an unintended homicide victim from a targeted shooting in #Abbotsford. He had no criminal history but there were those in his life who were involved in the gang conflict. We have made great strides in the case and have identified suspects. pic.twitter.com/WEv75fpDe8— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) December 6, 2019
Jagvir was shot at 3:30pm in Abby and a burning blue Acura TL was found at 128A St & 109 Ave in Surrey at 4:20pm. We have definitively linked the 2 incidents. Video footage shows a white Mazda3 leaving the burn site. Anyone with info please contact #IHIT pic.twitter.com/c3TcWydnRK— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) December 6, 2019
IHIT released new photos of the suspect vehicles linked to the homicide. They said no charges have been laid and they do not have a suspect.
The Homicide Investigation Team also says that a Blue Acura has been linked to the shooting. It was found on fire in Whalley 15 minutes after the gunfire, but was quickly doused by fire crews. Investigators believe the suspects fled in this White Mazda.
IHIT would like to speak with anyone that has information about either vehicles.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).