SURREY — Satwant Singh Bains was murdered while getting ready to drive to work.
The 35-year-old Fleetwood man was shot dead in his driveway Friday morning after saying goodbye to his wife and kids.
"He walked out his door, entered his vehicle and moments later was shot and killed while seated in his vehicle on the driveway," said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
Bains' body was found slumped over in the car, in the driveway of his rancher early Friday morning.
He did not have a criminal record.
Surrey RCMP received several 911 calls of shots being fired in the 8600-block of 156th Street at about 5 a.m. Friday. The RCMP had a tent set up in the driveway, at 8615 156th St., as they went about their investigation.
"We don't have the motive yet," Pound said. "Evidence to date suggests that this killing was not random and Mr. Bains, described as a family man, was a victim of a targeted shooting.
"Extensive neighbourhood canvassing was completed throughout the weekend," she said Monday.
Police are looking for a white four-door sedan that was seen speeding westbound on 86th Avenue toward 152nd Street.
Kevin Haney, who lives in the neighborhood, watched the police investigation unfold at the scene Friday. "It's a pretty busy area for sure, with police cars up and down," he said of the area.
"I did talk to one of the detectives and he said like they had targeted shootings, so..."
Bains worked as a truck driver.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-557-4448.
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