Langley McDonald's shooting victim identified as connected to Surrey Six murders

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      After a fatal shooting took place at a Langley eatery on Tuesday, investigators have released further details while media have identified him as being connected to an infamous and deadly gang attack. 

      Just after 8 p.m. on September 10, 33-year-old Justin Haevischer was shot to death outside a busy McDonald’s located at 264 Street and 56th Avenue in Aldergrove.

      The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) stated in a news release today (September 12) that they are releasing the name and image of the victim as investigators are seeking assistance in establishing a timeline of events and interactions the victim had before his death.

      IHIT previously stated in a September 11 news release that Haevischer was known to police, had ties to gang activity, and that the incident is believed to be targeted.

      The Vancouver Sun identified him as a member of the Red Scorpions gang and that his older brother, Cody Haevischer, and Matthew Johnston were convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the deaths of six men in Surrey, known as the Surrey Six murders.

      In 2016, Justin Haevischer plead guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 20 months in jail. 

      After the shooting, a black SUV was reported to be on fire in the 27900 block of Montesina Avenue in Abbotsford.

      This vehicle, which is being inspected by forensic experts, is believed to be connected to the shooting.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- 4448 or email. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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