01/14/2014 08:27 EST | Updated 03/16/2014 05:59 EDT

Johannes Foo Dead: Richmond Killing Victim Identified

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RICHMOND, B.C. - A man is dead in Richmond, B.C., and homicide investigators say it's the first slaying of the year in that Vancouver suburb.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Sgt. Adam MacIntosh says officers were called to an area along Steveston Highway, not far from No. 3 Road, at about 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE (2014-01-15): The homicide victim who was found in the 8400-block of Steveston Highway on Monday has been identified as 23-year-old Richmond resident Johannes Foo, the RCMP said in a Wednesday news release.

He says a critically injured man died at the scene, although officers aren't saying what caused his death.

The man's name has not been released.

MacIntosh says the killing may have been targeted but police are still confirming that, and add it's too early to say if the case is gang-related.

Investigators are appealing for information from anyone who may have been in the south-central Richmond neighbourhood between No. 3 and No. 4 roads at around the time of the incident.