Slain gangster laid to rest at cemetery near younger brother’s grave
Just a week after he was gunned down outside a Chilliwack cemetery, Sujjad Ali Jalal was laid to rest about 10 metres from the grave of his younger brother.
Jalal, who was born in 1999, had been visiting the Vedder View Gardens Cemetery on Watson Road just before 7 p.m. on April 1 with an associate named Shahram Tokhy when someone opened fire. Jalal died. Tokhy escaped serious injury.
Less than three years earlier, Jalal’s younger brother Amar — then just 19 — was shot to death in East Vancouver and laid to rest in the scenic Chilliwack cemetery.
On Wednesday Vedder View Gardens owner Greg Peterson pointed to where the shooting took place at the far end of a parking lot in front of a neighbouring cemetery.
“I’m assuming he visited his brother’s grave and as he was walking out to the cemetery next door, back to the car, that’s when they got him,” said Peterson, who was not working at the time. “It is shocking, but we hear this in the news virtually every week sadly. It is such a shame. It really is.”
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