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Murder at Surrey golf course

It looked like he was trying to get out of a white Honda sedan when he was shot and killed.

The body of 28-year-old Hark Hans of Surrey was discovered Wednesday about 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Eaglequest Coyote Creek golf course at 7778 152 St.

"He was in, or half in-half out of his vehicle," RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow said.

"It very much appears to be a targeted attack."

Morrow said Hans was known to police, but investigators could not confirm any involvement in the drug trade or affiliations with any gang.

The crime scene remained closed to the public Thursday morning, with police turning away golfers who hadn't heard the news.

Morrow said investigators from the regional Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spent a long evening at the scene and returned Thursday to carry out forensic tests.

Officers set up a tent in the parking lot Wednesday night and interviewed staff and club members, searching for witnesses.

Morrow said police are particularly concerned about gunfire in a "very public venue" like the golf course.

"Those stray bullets could be hitting you and I," Morrow said.

Initial reports, not confirmed by police, said it appeared the man had been shot in the back of the head.

The rear window of the car seemed to have been shattered.

A pair of sedans near the body have been towed.

It is the 18th murder of the year in Metro Vancouver.

dferguson@surreyleader.com

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