`Someone out there knows what happened…’

The families of two teens gunned down in Surrey last year are appealing to the public for help in finding the people who killed them.

On June 4, 2018 at around 10:30 p.m., the bodies of 17-year-old Jassi Bhangal and 16-year-old Jason Jhutty were discovered with gunshot wounds in the area of 192 Street and 40 Avenue in Surrey. The two teenaged boys were last seen alive at around 7 p.m. playing basketball with a group at Georges Vanier Elementary School, 6985 142 St, Surrey.

Jassi’s older sister Sharon said the family was mortified by the news.

When police came knocking at our door in the early hours of the morning, it left us in utter shock, we could not comprehend what had happened, our family hasn’t been the same since,” Sharon said in a statement. “If Jassi was still here today we would’ve been celebrating his 18th birthday this past January.”

Jason’s family also pleaded with the public on Tuesday for information.

Someone out there knows what happened to Jason,” his older sister Pawan said in a statement. “They know why he didn’t come home.”

Members of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) say the case is a top priority them.

All possible leads are being pursued to identify Jassi and Jason’s killers,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT.  “It only takes one or two phone calls from the right persons with the right information to significantly advance a homicide investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).