IHIT Releases Sumeet Randhawa’s Suspected Killer’s Video, Seeks Public Assistance

Following the gangland slaying of Surrey's Sumeet Randhawa, the police located an abandoned and stolen black Hummer H3 with Washington state license plates in the 6700-block of 129 Street. Police said this vehicle was used by one of the suspects in the shooting death of Randhawa. As a result of the extensive video canvass, IHIT detectives obtained video surveillance footage that showed the Hummer H3 arriving in the 6700-block of 129 Street shortly after 2:00 p.m. in tandem with what investigators believe to be a 2012 to 2014 blue Ford Focus.  An unknown person then exited the driver’s seat of the Hummer H3 and got into the passenger side of the blue Ford Focus before it left the area. “We believe that this video surveillance footage captured those responsible for the murder of Sumeet Randhawa,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We urge anyone with information about the individuals and vehicles seen in the video surveillance footage, to come forward to IHIT immediately.”  

By DESIBUZZCanada Staff

SURREY – The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) released a video showing a driver of a black hummer being picked up by a small blue car which is connected to an Indo-Canadian man gunned down last week in Surrey.

IHIT said their investigators continue to work closely with their partner agencies to advance the homicide investigation of 30-year-old Sumeet Randhawa and is requesting public assistance in catching the gunman.

On October 11, 2018, just before 2:00 p.m., Sumeet Randhawa was shot and killed in the driveway of a residence in the 6700-block of 130 Street in Surrey, B.C. 

At 2:07 p.m., police located an abandoned and stolen black Hummer H3 with Washington state license plates in the 6700-block of 129 Street. Police said this vehicle was used by one of the suspects in the shooting death of Randhawa.

As a result of the extensive video canvass, IHIT detectives obtained video surveillance footage that showed the Hummer H3 arriving in the 6700-block of 129 Street shortly after 2:00 p.m. in tandem with what investigators believe to be a 2012 to 2014 blue Ford Focus.  An unknown person then exited the driver’s seat of the Hummer H3 and got into the passenger side of the blue Ford Focus before it left the area.

“We believe that this video surveillance footage captured those responsible for the murder of Sumeet Randhawa,” says Corporal Frank Jang of IHIT.  “We urge anyone with information about the individuals and vehicles seen in the video surveillance footage, to come forward to IHIT immediately.”  

DESIBUZZCanada reported last week that while Community groups keep making empty noise and blaming politicians for ongoing gang violence, young Indo-Canadian men keep getting murdered on Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley streets.

A Witness  in the Randhawa killing told the media, the gangland associate's killer waited inside a black SUV for around 20 minutes before stepping outside and opening fire on the 30-year-old gang associate.

Surrey resident Mike Andrews told CTV News he observed the SUV Thursday afternoon from his sundeck, just down the road from the 130th Street shooting scene.

He wasn't watching when the shots rang out, but ran outside to see Randhawa, the son of one of his neighbours, bleeding on the ground.

"The guy is dead on the sidewalk," Andrews told CTV. "Then the (shooter) ran back to the SUV, got in it and then he went down north."

Chillingly, Andrews told CTV News he saw the same SUV return to the scene shortly after.

"Two or three minutes later he came back and drove past to make sure he got him, then he took off," Andrews said. "Crazy."

IHIT has confirmed that Randhawa was known to law enforcement, and that his killing appears to be targeted.

"He is believed to be involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict," Det. Lara Jansen said Thursday.

“This is believed to be a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict and anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT” said Jansen of IHIT.

Derrick Kramer lives in the area and said just after the shooting, he saw someone come out of a Hummer outside his home, jump into a blue car and drive away from the scene.

He said he’d never been this close to a shooting before.

“I heard four or five gunshots….right around 68th and 130th,” he said. “It’s like a lockdown. There’s guys with sub-machine guns walking around, cops and stuff.”

Blood was visible from the air above the scene, and the man's body could be seen under a tarp near the house.

The same residential neighbourhood was also the scene of a drive-by shooting back in May 2014, when bullets struck a nearby house that was fortunately empty at the time. Authorities said they found evidence that drugs had been sold at the property.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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