01/15/2013 08:45 EST | Updated 03/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Surrey parkade homicides not linked to gangs

Two Surrey homicide victims found in a parkade on Sunday have been identified by police as John Edward McGiveron, 33, and Geordie Wesley Carlow, 33.

Both males were Surrey residents and both were known to police, but the deaths were not gang-related, according to Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound.

Just before midnight, two men were found dead in an apartment parkade at 128th Street and 94th Avenue. A green SUV or pickup truck towing a box utility trailer was seen fleeing erratically from the scene.

"A member of the public placed a call to the police shortly after the vehicle description was released, and the said vehicle was located eight blocks away from the crime scene," said Pound.

Police have confirmed an unrelated homicide in Surrey on the same day was likely linked to an ongoing gang rivalry, but stop short of calling it a gang war.