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Wife saw husband killed in brazen Surrey shooting

Police are asking the public for any information after 30-year-old Manbir Singh Kajla of Surrey was gunned down in front of his wife.

At just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, a Sports Utility Vehicle crossed a center line at 128 Street near 68 Avenue.

Homicide investigators are calling on witnesses who may have seen a white SUV – possibly a Ford Explorer – driving erratically in the area at the time.

Kajla got out of his Lexus to confront the driver of a white SUV after it made contact with his car.

The man was shot, perhaps several times. His wife, Pavan Sanghera Kajla, was in the car at the time and was unharmed.

Cpl. Dale Carr with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the man was pronounced dead later in hospital. The vehicle police are looking for sped away from the scene.

"The driver is described as a South Asian male, driving a white SUV, thought to be a Ford Explorer, with a silver trim along the bottom," Carr said.

Police said it's too early to say whether the shooter is connected to drugs or gangs.

Traffic north and southbound on 128 Street was disrupted Thursday morning between 68 and 70 Avenues while investigators and forensics experts combed the scene for evidence.

Anyone in the area at the time of the shooting is asked to call 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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