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Harb Dhaliwal was shot dead in Coal Harbour on Saturday night more than a decade ago after a drive-by shooter targeted the family’s Abbotsford home, narrowly missing his sister who was sitting in the car in the driveway.
Abbotsford police said after the Jan. 5, 2011 shooting, they believed the intended target could have been one of the woman’s brothers: Barinder, then 27, or Harb, then 21.
The media officer at the time, Const. Ian Macdonald noted that the older brother has had 136 interactions with police, while Harb has had 42 interactions with local police.
Ballinder has a criminal record for gun possession. Meninder’s fingerprints were recently found on a banned semi-automatic handgun. All three brothers had survived at least four targeted shootings before Saturday.
Now, Vancouver homicide detectives are trying to figure out what happened before and after the Brother Guardian gang was shot dead in front of his stunned older brother.
“Our Homicide Division is actively investigating and working to understand all that happened and to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Sgt. Steve Addison said Monday. “It has all the hallmarks of intentional murder.”
Addison said investigators still had not established a clear link between Dalivar’s murder and a near-fatal stabbing in the 1400 block of West Hastings about 10 minutes later.
But sources told Postmedia that men from the Dhaliwal group chased the killer from the scene to Nicola Street to the area where the stabbing occurred about a block away.
Residents nearby told Postmedia that police found the stabbed victim in some bushes near Broughton and Pender minutes later. He is now in critical condition in the hospital.
No one has been arrested for either crime.
Addison said police resources were scarce on Saturday, with murders, stabbings and crowds gathering on the waterfront and downtown parks, some in violation of public health orders.