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Victims of Porto Quitram shooting identified

Police said 37-year-old Mehdi “Damien” Eslahian was the victim of a targeted shooting on Thursday.

RCMP and IHIT members investigate at the scene of a homicide in the 2700-block Davies Avenue in Port Coquitlam, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
RCMP and IHIT members investigated at the 2700 murder scene -Blocks the Davy's Avenue in Port Coquitram, Thursday, June 30, 2022.Photo: Jason Payne /PNG

Murder Investigator was shot dead in Port Coquitram on Thursday The victim was identified as a 37-year-old Mehdi “Damien” Eslahian.

According to the Integrated Murder Investigation Team, Eslahian was from Port Coquitram and was known to the police. According to IHIT, the shooting was targeted but had nothing to do with the activities of the gang.

Around 1 am, the Coquitlam RCMP responded to reports of shootings at 2700 blocks on Davy's Avenue in Port Coquitlam.

First responders have arrived and have found Esrahian dead. IHIT was called in for investigation.

Investigators are trying to put together a timeline of Esrahian's activities before he is shot and want to talk to his peers.

IHIT is also looking for dashcam footage or CCTV around 2000 blocks on Davis Avenue, and also on Hastings Street and Rough Heed Highway at 10pm. 2:00 am on June 29th and June 30th.

"This was an area with low traffic and low activity," Sgt said. In a statement on Saturday, IHIT spokesman David Lee.

"If someone is traveling in this area and has a dashcam image, please contact IHIT."

If you have any information, please contact me. Please call IHIT (1-877-551-IHIT (4448)) on the information line or contact us by email (

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