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Canada Shooting Reported At Sikh Temple In Surrey BC

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Police are responding to a shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Surrey, B.C.

The shooting was reported just after 1 p.m. Saturday at the temple, located in the 7000-block of Scott Road.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the incident occurred during a wedding ceremony.

There is no word yet on possible injuries.

The temple, considered one of the largest in North America, made headlines in 1997 when a power struggle between traditionalist and moderate Sikhs escalated into violence.

The ideological clash was over the use of tables and chairs in the temple dining hall.

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Man shot outside Surrey temple



By Staff, Vancouver Sun - August 28, 2010 3:18 PM




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There has been a shooting outside the Guru Nanak Temple in Surrey.

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Surrey RCMP are on the scene of a shooting outside Guru Nanak's Sikh Temple in Surrey.

Witnesses in the adjacent apartment building at 120th Street and 71st Avenue reported hearing at least two gunshots shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday.

A police spokesman told reporters that a man was shot in the parking lot outside the temple as around 1,000 people gathered for a wedding. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his wounds.


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Man shot in leg outside wedding at B.C. Sikh temple

Witnesses say an argument broke out in parking lot; RCMP says shooting appears to be targeted

Surrey, B.C. — The Canadian Press Published on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 7:04PM EDT

Police and ambulance rushed to a shooting at a large Sikh temple in Surrey after shots rang out at a wedding.

RCMP found a man struck by a bullet in his upper thigh, but otherwise in non-life-threatening condition.

Witnesses say an argument broke out between two people in a parking lot outside the ceremony at Guru Nanak Temple, early afternoon Saturday.

RCMP called it a targeted shooting and say the suspect is known to them, though he wasn't immediately apprehended.

They believe the people involved in the incident had a long-standing feud.

Violence flared at the same temple in 1997 between members who wanted tables and chairs to be available in the dining hall, and others who said it violated traditional Sikh values.

source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/man-shot-in-leg-outside-wedding-at-bc-sikh-temple/article1688911/
 
Jan 7, 2005
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Feud blamed for shooting at B.C. Sikh temple


ctvbc.ca

Updated: Sat. Aug. 28 2010 8:44 PM ET




Witnesses say a long-standing feud is to blame for a targeted shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday afternoon.


The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the temple, located in the 7000-block of Scott Road, at around 12:40 p.m. after an argument broke out between two men.


Surrey RCMP arrived shortly after to find a man suffering from a bullet wound in his upper thigh. He was taken to hospital and is expected to recover.


The temple was hosting wedding ceremony with hundreds of attendees at the time. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots fired, and have identified a suspect who police are actively pursuing.


Police could not confirm whether the suspect or victim were guests at the wedding.


"It appears to be a targeted shooting," Insp. Steve Wade said. "It wasn't a random act of violence and it was in no way, as far as we know, related to the events that were taking place at the temple."


Wade said the suspect, who has not been named, does not have a criminal history.


Multiple witnesses told CTV News the shooter was Maninder Gill, owner of Radio India, and the victim was local businessman Harjit Atwal. The two have had a long-lasting dispute.


Gill has not been arrested or charged with any crime in connection with the shooting, and is presumed innocent.

Investigators are continuing to interview witnesses, and officers have obtained surveillance camera footage that may have captured the shooting.


Anyone with information on the shooting who has not spoken to police yet is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Past controversies at the temple


The temple, considered one of the largest in North America, made headlines in 1997 when a power struggle between traditionalist and moderate Sikhs escalated into violence.


The ideological clash was over the use of tables and chairs in the temple dining hall.


The temple was also the focus of two hotly contested temple elections, the second of which was ordered after voter irregularities were discovered.


With a report from CTV British Columbia's Bal Brach

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