The victim of yesterday’s fatal drive-by shooting has been identified as 44 year old Ranjit Singh Cheema. Cheema was shot as he entered his vehicle, which was parked in the 1100 block of East 61st Avenue around 9:30 a.m. on May 2nd.
Vancouver Police Homicide investigators are continuing their efforts to locate additional witnesses and will be canvassing in the area of the shooting again today.
“We know that residents living in this neighbourhood have been shaken by this brazen, gang-related shooting,” says Constable Jana McGuinness. “It was very possible that an innocent person could have been caught up in the violence.”
“We are asking anyone living nearby to think back over the past couple of weeks and let us know if they saw a vehicle idling in the area, or any suspicious persons or activity. Sometimes even a small clue can help advance an investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (604) 717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.