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Nurse shot dead

UPDATE: 3 p.m.

A 47-year-old man who died after being found with gunshot wounds has been identified.  

Police were called to the 18200 block of 67A Avenue at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.

“Despite the best efforts of medical staff, the male victim succumbed to his injuries and IHIT was called in,” said Cpl. Frank Jang.

The man is being identified at Paul Bennett who CTV News reports was a nurse and hockey coach to the Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association.

Bennett was married and a father to two boys.

Homicide investigators said it is still early in the investigation but they believe this was not a random incident.

“We are releasing Mr. Bennett’s name in an effort to determine his activities and who he may have had contact with leading up to the shooting,” said Jang.

“We need those with information about this murder to come forward and speak with IHIT.” 

The Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association said a beloved member of their family was taken from them.

“To say Paul has touched the lives of many would be an understatement. I am truly grateful as a first hand witness of this,” reads a Facebook post by president Marty Jones.

“Paul Bennett devoted much of the past number of years investing in the lives of the young boys and girls of CMHA.”

Investigators or working to determine a motive and ask anyone with information to contact them at 1-877-551-4448 or contact Crime Stoppers.

- With files from CTV Vancouver and Alanna Kelly


ORIGINAL: 8 a.m.

One man is dead after suffering from gunshot wounds in Surrey Saturday afternoon.

At about 4 p.m. Surrey RCMP received many calls reporting a shooting in the 18200 block of 67A Avenue.

Police arrived at the scene to find a man with bullet wounds who was quickly taken to hospital where he later died.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now taken lead of the homicide investigation.

“This investigation is in its early stages and we need everyone with any information about this homicide to come forward,” says Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT.

IHIT is working with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).



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