Man shot dead in Surrey park had long criminal record

Past offenses include shooting a man in the back at a busy SkyTrain station and drug trafficking

Police have identified the victim who died of a gunshot wound in a Surrey park over the weekend as 27-year-old Brendan Aditya Chand.  Chand’s body was discovered in Bog Park near the 9800 block of 130 Street at approximately 1:50 p.m. PT Sunday afternoon.

This is Surrey’s fourth homicide this year.  This would be Surrey’s 43rd confirmed shooting so far this year although there have been others where police have not notified the public.  Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the neighbourhood around 10:30 p.m. PT on Saturday.  In 2011 Chand pleaded guilty to shooting Abdul Aleem Khan, 25, in the back as he ran up the stairs of the Royal Oak SkyTrain station during a busy afternoon commute. Chand was under a ten year firearms ban at the time of the incident, and was also serving a conditional sentence for drug trafficking.

“IHIT has taken conduct of this investigation and the scene will be cordoned off for the duration of the day to continue with evidence collection and scene processing,” Pound said Monday. Pound also confirmed Chand also went by the first name Brenden.

Court records indicate Brenden Aditya Chand was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in 2014 to shooting Abdul Aleem Khan in the shoulder, in Burnaby, in March 2011.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers.