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The man gunned down at a busy Aldergrove McDonald's on Tuesday has been identified as the brother of one of the gangsters convicted in themurders.
On Thursday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) confirmed the victim was 33-year-old Justin Haevischer.
His brother, Cody Haevischer, and Red Scorpion Gang associate Matthew Johnsonin the slaying of six people -- including two bystanders -- at Surrey's Balmoral Tower on Oct. 19, 2007.
Both are serving life sentences with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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Thomas Gabriel Saul was also the target of a shooting in Burnaby two weeks before the attack in Fraser Heights, and police say he's well connected to drug trafficking.
Justin was laterafter the crime. The Vancouver Sun reports he later pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 20 months in jail.
IHIT says Justin Haevischer was shot dead outside the fast-food restaurant at 56th Avenue and 264th Street around 8 p.m., at a time when the McDonald's was busy with customers and families.
Abbotsford police later found a burned-out black SUV that police believe was the getaway vehicle.
"It is a miracle, by God’s grace, whatever language you choose to use, that nobody else was hurt from this,” IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang said Wednesday, describing the timing and location of the attack as brazen, "reckless" and "unacceptable."
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Haevischer is the latest high-profile gangster to be assassinated in public at a Lower Mainland restaurant or cafe.
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Homicide detectives continue to probe Haevischer's murder, and the suspect or suspects remain at large.
Jang said police are hoping to speak with anyone who can help them piece together his recent activities and contacts.
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT orif they wish to remain anonymous.
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