A 38-year-old man was gunned down in his driveway in the Walnut Grove area of Langley, B.C., in an apparent targeted hit on Boxing Day.

Langley RCMP and the B.C. Ambulance Service responded to the call that came in just after 9 p.m. PT from the 9100 block of 207 Street.

Responders found the victim lying twisted outside the open door of a black Mercedes SUV in the driveway, one foot still in the vehicle. He was already dead.

The driver's side window of the SUV showed seven distinct bullet holes.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over the investigation, and police dogs were brought out to scour the immediate area for evidence, but didn't have more information Monday night.

"As we are in the preliminary stages of this investigation, the details are limited," she said.

"We are attempting to gather evidence with the intention of leading investigators to the person responsible for this homicide."

Pound said the 38-year-old victim did not have a criminal record.

Deadly Christmas weekend

The Langley shooting is the third homicide involving guns in Metro Vancouver in as many days.

On Christmas Day, 27-year-old Alok Gupta was shot and killed in north Surrey while working a shift as a convenience store clerk.

About 36 hours before that, 28-year-old Bradley McPherson died after being shot at a house party in the Newton area.