The Abbotsford family of 23-year-old homicide victim Satkar Singh Sidhu is pleading for help to find his killer.
A year ago, on Feb. 20, 2017, Sidhu was shot and killed in the 30500-block of Steelhead Court in Abbotsford. Emergency crews responded, but were unable to revive him and he died from his injuries.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continues to investigate the homicide, but there have been no arrests and detectives still need hep from anyone with information.
At the time of the homicide, IHIT said it was believed that Sidhu’s killing was targeted, and linked to other gang violence that had occurred in the Lower Mainland.
The family of Sidhu released a statement Tuesday, appealing for help to identify those responsible for the crime.
They remembered the young man for his big dreams, wide smile, and kind heart.
“His presence would light up a room before he even walked in and his laughter would turn anyone’s day around. Satkar was the most driven and passionate young man there was; he poured his heart and soul into every step he took in life. He had almost completed his business degree and had so much life left to live,” the family said, in the statement.
They said Sidhu did not have a criminal record, and they never thought he would die under such horrible circumstances.
“There was a complete disregard to public safety as he was murdered during the early morning hours in a quiet residential area. It has been a full year since we lost him, yet we are still praying for answers and grieving without closure.”
The family has asked that anyone with information about his death contact IHIT.
“We would be eternally grateful if you are able to provide the police with any information. Please bear in mind no information is irrelevant and you may remain anonymous. We are making this appeal particularly to those who knew Satkar and may have valuable information, which can help the police solve his murder.”
Anyone with information can contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
With a file from Kim Bolan