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Surrey Homicide Victim Arun Bains Was Nephew Of MLA Harry Bains

04/20/2015 05:47 EDT | Updated 06/20/2015 05:59 EDT
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Arun Bains, the victim in the latest of shooting in Surrey, B.C., was the nephew of MLA Harry Bains, the B.C. NDP has confirmed.

The 22-year-old, who was known to police, was shot just before 3 a.m. PT Sunday at 126 Street and 88A Avenue in Surrey. 

There have been nearly two dozen shootings in Surrey and Delta since March 9, but this is the first fatality. 

The RCMP has not confirmed whether this shooting is connected to a recent escalation in violence between gangs in the area, but they did say they believed this was a targeted shooting.

Last week, RCMP released the names and pictures of several men they claim are involved in a low-level drug turf war. 

Investigators say they're frustrated by the fact that none of the shooting victims are cooperating with police.

The rival gangs are of Somali and South Asian descent.      

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