11/01/2012 09:09 EDT | Updated 10/28/2013 08:28 EDT

Alexander Julian Liang, East Vancouver Shooting Victim Identified As 8th Homicide Of 2012

VANCOUVER - A 21-year-old man gunned down in his own home in east Vancouver Wednesday night was facing several criminal charges at the time of his death.

Police have identified the victim as Alexander Julian Liang.

He had been charged with multiple criminal counts, including unlawful confinement and robbery.

Sgt. Randy Fincham called the shooting a targeted attack but it's not immediately known if it was linked to gangs or drugs.

No arrests have been made in the case, which is Vancouver's eighth homicide of 2012.