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In Surrey, RCMP investigate shooting at Sikh activist’s home

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The incident took place on the night of January 31, 2024.


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In the suburbs of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Surrey open an investigation into a shooting which allegedly targeted a property belonging to a Sikh activist close to Hardeep Singh Nijjar.< /p>

Police say they responded overnight from Wednesday to Thursday, around 1:20 a.m., to several reports of shootings on a property located at 2800 of 154th Street.

Bullet marks were seen on the door of the house and on the parked car on the property. The RCMP has not confirmed the number of shots fired.

The investigation is still underway in its early stages and the motives surrounding this incident are still undetermined, said Sarbjit Sangha, spokesperson for the Surrey RCMP.

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Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact police at 604-599-0502, referring file number 2024-15076 (photo dated February 1, 2024).

No one was injured in the incident, but according to Moninder Singh, spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurdwara Council, the house in question is that of Simranjeet Singh, a friend of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

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This activist for the creation of Khalistan and president of an important Sikh temple in Surrey was assassinated last June, near the Guru Nanak temple.

A few months later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the potential role of the Indian government in this matter, exacerbating tensions between the two country.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116