Abbotsford Police have set up surveillance cameras outside the family home of a man with ties to the Bacon brothers following two separate shooting incidents.
The house along the rural stretch of road is the family residence of Barinder or Brian "Shrek" Dhaliwal.
Const. Ian MacDonald said the cameras were set up in the 2500 block of Bradner Road two weeks ago, after a 24-year-old man was shot in an altercation on the road outside the home on Sept. 4.
In January 2011, a woman related to Dhaliwal, reportedly his sister, narrowly escaped with her life after the pickup she was driving was peppered with bullets in the driveway of the residence.
The decision to deploy the cameras was made following the second shooting, said MacDonald.
"It is in the interest of public safety to employ the tools at our disposal," he said.
"We know two shootings in the same hundred block of a road in a rural area in a large community is significant and warrants a significant response."
Dhaliwal's alleged ties with the notorious Bacon brothers were brought up during Jarrod Bacon's recent trial and ensuing 12-year sentence for conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
The Crown counsel alleged that Bacon, caught on police wiretap, was referring to Dhaliwal when talking about a funder who could provide him with millions to buy cocaine from Mexico.
At the time, the APD said the 2011 Bradner Road shooting was believed to be a targeted attack - police were familiar with the home, particularly with two men in their 20s who lived at the residence.
The two men are related, with one having had as many 136 interactions with police.
Despite that, Dhaliwal, 29, has a limited criminal record that includes charges of assault and guilty pleas of driving with a suspended licence.
The APD first used surveillance cameras to monitor a private home in 2008 when they set up the devices outside the Bacon brothers' family home in east Abbotsford.
The police department said it took the exceptional step to protect public safety.
The cameras went up after the gang task force issued a public warning the Bacons were targets in a gangland murder plot, and after the eldest brother Jonathan was shot multiple times in the driveway of the home in 2006.
He would survive the first assassination attempt, but was later shot to death outside a Kelowna casino in August 2011.
MacDonald said none of the residents around the Bacon home complained about their privacy being violated.
"The Bacons didn't like it, but every other neighbour loved it," he said, adding the APD has had no complaints about the same cameras being used along Bradner, either.
"We've always enjoyed tremendous support from the community for our public safety initiatives."
The two shooting incidents at and near the home are still under investigation, but it's not clear if there are any connections between the two, said MacDonald.
The man who was shot outside the home after gathering with a group along the road at 2:30 a.m. did not have any known gang ties or criminal record, he said.
- with a file from Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun