SURREY, B.C. — Homicide investigators say the murder of a hockey dad and dedicated nurse in Surrey, B.C., was a case of mistaken identity.
Paul Bennett was shot in his driveway on June 23 and died of his wounds in hospital.
His widow, Darlene Bennett, says Paul wasn’t involved in criminal activity and she never thought he would die of such violence, especially in their quite neighbourhood.
Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says it is a tragic case and investigators believe the 47-year-old man was the unintended victim of a targeted shooting.
Darlene says her husband was compassionate and caring, volunteered his time freely to coach their boys in sports, and loved being a nurse, especially when he was working in the operating room.
Both she and Jang are asking for the public’s help to find the killer and urge those who might have information to contact police.
Police have also released surveillance video from a home in the area showing a four-door Honda Civic that Jang says may be related to the case.