Homicide investigators have identified the man shot to death in the North Vancouver Real Canadian Superstore parking lot Friday (March 11) as 34-year-old Milad Rahimi.
"Mr. Rahimi was known to police and his murder has all the markings of a targeted incident," a release from IHIT stated.
IHIT released Rahimi’s name and photo to the public on Saturday in hopes of advancing the investigation.
“We are hoping to speak to Mr. Rahimi’s friends and associates in an effort to build a timeline of his activities for the days leading up to his death,” the statement read. “We are in the early stages of the investigation and our investigators are working tirelessly to complete priority tasks. We are working closely with the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams, the North Vancouver RCMP, BC Coroners Service and CFSEU-BC.”
Police also released video of what they believe to be the shooting suspect’s vehicle, a newer model dark blue Mazda 3 hatchback. According to police, the suspect driver fled north on Seymour Boulevard and then turned west onto Mt. Seymour Parkway. Anyone who was in the area between 2:30 and 3 p.m. and may have dashcam footage is urged to contact police.
“IHIT will be working with our policing partners including CFSEU-BC in an effort to mitigate any further violence,” the statement read.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.