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Richmond man gunned down in Coal Harbour no stranger to violence

A 29-year-old Richmond man was gunned down in Coal Harbour Monday night in what Vancouver Police are describing as a targeted shooting.

Around 10:30 p.m., two men were shot as they saat in their car parked on Cordova Street near Thurlow.

When police arrived, one man was found in the car, while the other was found a short distance away, and both were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Richmond's Tejinder Singh Malli later died in hospital.

A 28-year-old North Vancouver man remains in hospital in stable condition.

"The victims are known to police, are associated to gangs and are connected to the drug trade," Vancouver Police Sgt. Randy Fincham said. "It is still early in the investigation, but the murder does appear to be targeted."

Anyone with information about the shooting, and who hasn't yet spoken to police, is asked to call Vancouver Police's Major Crime section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Malli's family home was the target of a Dec. 30, 2007 drive-by shooting that saw four bullets pierce the residence—including two into the front door, one that ricocheted before becoming lodged in a refrigerator and another in a living room wall. Richmond Mounties recovered nine shell casings from the scene.

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