"The 15 years that we had with Alfred were far too short... my parents and I will always love him dearly and his death will leave a void in our hearts".
"While he was taken from us much, much too soon, he lived his 15 years to their fullest extent".
"However, we're not immune from violence", he said.
Wong died January 15, two days after the shooting that also left the intended target, 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside, dead.
Alfred and his parents had just finished dinner with Wilfred on January 13 and were driving home to Coquitlam, along Broadway, when Alfred was struck by a stray bullet from a gunfight on the busy street.
The intended target of the attack, 23-year-old Kevin Whiteside, was killed while a man in his thirties, who was also driving by, sustained only minor injuries.
Chief Const. Adam Palmer said the department deals with criminal activity every day and there are often tragic consequences, but having to deal with the death of an innocent boy has been hard for everyone.More news: Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) has current market capitalization of $459.05 Billion
During Monday's press conference, VPD chief Adam Palmer said as many as 100 officers have worked on the case in various capacities and the chain of events has been recreated but police are not releasing any details at this time.
"Alfred's senseless murder has rocked our community. As parents, we are proud to have called Alfred our son, and no words can express how much we will miss him". "It has had an impact on the citizens of Vancouver, people throughout Metro Van, and on our police department".
During the press conference, Palmer appealed to the public to come forward with any information on the shooting or video from the scene. Police believe his shooting was targeted.
He also said investigators now know whether Alfred was struck by a bullet from Whiteside's gun or from the firearm of another suspect.
An innocent teen who was killed by gunfire while in a vehicle with his parents was the victim of surging gang violence, Vancouver's police chief told reporters on Monday.
Wilfred Wong said he was grateful to the officers who were with the family for the first few nights after the shooting, as well as the doctors and nurses at Vancouver General Hospital. "Everyone gave their best and we are very thankful for that", he said.
When the reporter asked Palmer if that meant he knew who was responsible for shooting Wong, he said: "No, we don't".More news: Integrated Wealth Management Sells 273 Shares of Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
The family's pastor, Caleb Choi, who is with Coquitlam Christ Church of China, described Wong as "bright young man who excelled at his studies" and was "passionate about every course".
WEhen asked why this violence had flared up again, he replied: "We've got several gangs that are at odds with one another and they are going out killing each other".
Two scholarships have been set up in Wong's name, one with the Coquitlam school district, and the other with the Hyack Swimming Club. "He was hoping to become a lifeguard and had already completed numerous requirements", he said.
In a statement to the media, the family described Alfred as follows: "Alfred Wong was born in Canada and has lived in Coquitlam his whole life".
Wong was preparing to join a leadership camp and had planned to pursue a career in electronic engineering, Choi said.
The family was very close, Choi said, and enjoyed travelling.
Alfred's funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.at Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Ave.More news: Patterson-UTI Energy (NASDAQ:PTEN) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds