A high-profile Lower Mainland gangster was shot to death early Wednesday inside his parents’ South Surrey home.
Gary Kang was gunned down about 5 a.m. at the home in the 16000-block of 30th Avenue in the Morgan Creek area of Surrey.
Just last month, Kang pleaded guilty in B.C. Supreme Court to several charges related to a major 2018 Vancouver police investigation and was awaiting sentencing.
A sweeping publication ban was imposed by Justice Kathleen Ker on reporting details of the plea deal and the upcoming sentencing hearing for Kang, his brother Sam and an associate named Kyle Latimer.
Kang was out on bail at the time of his murder.
His brother Randy Kang was shot to death in Surrey in October 2017. Gary Kang was wounded in the targeted hit.
Just over a year ago, a rapper aligned with the Brothers Keepers named Tyrel Nguyen Quesnelle, 22, was charged in Randy Kang’s murder and with the attempted murder of Gary Kang.
The Kangs have been aligned with the Red Scorpions and locked in a violent conflict for years with the Brothers Keepers gang.
At one point, the Kangs and the BK were aligned but the two sides split around the time of Randy Kang’s murder, leading to shootings and murders ever since, especially after BK founder Gavinder Grewal was murdered inside his leased North Vancouver penthouse on Dec. 22, 2017.
Gary Kang, 24, had convictions for only minor offences like driving while prohibited and breaching court-ordered conditions prior to his guilty plea last month. The charges to which he pleaded guilty are also covered by the ban.
He was originally charged in August 2018 after the Vancouver police-led Project Territory investigation. At the time, VPD said the Territory probe, which also involved the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, resulted in the seizure of 93 firearms, 59 prohibited devices, more than 9.5 kilograms of fentanyl, close to 40 kilograms of other illicit drugs, as well as $833,000 cash, $800,000 worth of jewelry, and collector cars valued at $350,000.
Kang and his brothers grew up in southeast Vancouver and had been on police radar for years before Randy’s 2017 murder and the 2018 arrests.