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RICHMOND, B.C.: Police believe shooting death of Edwin Shek-Yin Cheng outside Sikh temple targeted

Police believe the shooting death of Edwin Shek-Yin Cheng outside a temple in Richmond Friday night was targeted.
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The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, June 6, 2015 2:47PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, June 6, 2015 3:29PM EDT

RICHMOND, B.C. — Police say a man has been killed in a targeted shooting outside a Sikh temple in Richmond, B.C.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation team has identified the victim as 42-year-old Edwin Shek-Yin Cheng, a Richmond man who was known to police.

Sgt. Stephanie Ashton said officers don’t yet know why he was in the parking lot of the Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Sikh Temple.

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“At this time there appears to be no connection between the Sikh temple and the location of the murder,” she said in a statement.

“We have no reason to believe the public is at further risk as a result of this targeted incident.”

She said police were called just before 9:30 p.m. Friday to the temple on No. 5 Road, where they found one man in a vehicle who had been shot dead.

Ashton said IHIT is now focusing on speaking with the multiple witnesses who were in the area before the shooting.

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