Amrendra Vijay Kumar. (Facebook image)

Surrey homicide victim described as a ‘great soul’

Amrendra Vijay Kumar, 30, was shot dead at the Newton Park One townhouse complex on April 9

Tributes are populating Wake Up Surrey’s facebook page for 30-year-old Amrendra Vijay Kumar, the Surrey man who was shot dead at the Newton Park One townhouse complex just before midnight Tuesday, April 9.

Corporal Frank Jang, spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, told the Now-Leader police are “getting tips coming in, but there are no arrests as of yet.”

Police have not linked this shooting to gangsters but they don’t believe it was a random killing, either.

Wake Up Surrey is a grassroots movement aiming to find long-term solutions to stop gang violence on the city’s streets.

It was formed last summer in the wake of an anti-gang rally that drew thousands of people to the plaza outside city hall following the June 4, 2018 shooting murders of Jaskarn Singh Jhutty, 16, and Jaskaran Singh Bhangal, 17, in Campbell Heights. Investigators have not connected the homicides to gangs or drugs but consider the shootings to have been “targeted.”

READ ALSO UPDATE: Police ID victim in late-night Surrey shooting, seek video footage

According to the Wake Up Surrey post, Kumar, an aspiring physiotherapist, had returned to Surrey after getting married in Punjab in January. He was a casual worker at Hollyburn Family Services.

“He was very humble, helpful and such a beautiful soul,” Cindy Bhatti wrote on the Wake Up Surrey page.

Hapreet Singh commented that Kumar was “always working for the betterment of the community” and also wrote that “Surrey Newton needs to be safer and we all need to raise our voices.”

Jimmy Isha Sandhu described him as a “great soul” and Sukhmeet Singh Sachal wrote Kumar was a “wonderful man” who did “so much wonderful stuff for Surrey.”

“Must be mistaken target!!!!” Dinesh Khanna commented.

Karan Singh had this to say: “Why such a good human being was murdered is a big question that the Canadian police will have to investigate.”



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Former Cloverdale youth pastor guilty of one count of sexual assault

Judge cites reasonable doubt in finding Samuel Emerson not guilty of majority of charges

Transgender inmate loses court case against Surrey Pretrial

Petitioner argued denial of transfer to women’s prison was unreasonable and unfair

Athletes to mentor Surrey students with $720K boost for ‘Classroom Champions’

Program will involve close to 6,000 students and 150 teachers over the next three years

Whalley-area developer named Surrey’s Business Person of the Year

Charan Sethi among winners at 2019 Surrey Business Excellence Awards gala

Surrey agency receives $250K to open ‘no cost’ legal clinic

Law Foundation of B.C. provided the grant to Sources Community Resources Society

VIDEO: Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects

Some doctors say the medication is over-used because of its easy availability

Yelling at your dog might hurt its long-term mental health: study

Researchers find dogs trained using negative reinforcement are more ‘pessimistic’

Vancouver Island soap company releases Lucky Lager beer soap

Beer-infused olive oil soap comes out just in time for holiday shopping

Jagmeet Singh says he’ll vote against throne speech if NDP requests not met

Singh is to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday

Community uses loophole to paint 16 rainbow crosswalks after B.C. council says no

So far 11 rainbows are painted and five planned, all since council denied the first proposal in September

Workers’ camp at LNG facility in Kitimat takes shape

Extensive worker camp now being assembled

238 and counting: Vancouver gelato shop sets Guinness World record for most flavours

Vince Misceo has come up with 588 different flavours over the decades

Killer who fled to Taiwan day after shooting B.C. man over $80 sentenced 13 years later

The sentence comes 13 years after Shaoxin Zhang, 19, was killed in a Burnaby parking lot

Most Read

l -->