SURREY RCMP announced on Thursday that Cameron Barton, 27, of Surrey charged in connection with two recent shootings in south Surrey. Barton is known to police.
On September 23 and then again on September 24, Surrey RCMP responded to reports of shots fired at a residence in the 14700-block of 30th Avenue.
The first shooting took place just after 6 a.m. on Saturday (September 23), but was reported to police approximately 12 hours later at 5:45 p.m. that day. No victims were located.
Police had earlier reported that another shooting had occurred at the same place at approximately 5:21 a.m. on Sunday. Police didn’t find any victims.
On Monday (September 25), the investigation into the shootings led officers to a residence in the 15600-block of Goggs Avenue, White Rock. Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit (GIU) and Strike Force Target Team (SFTT), along with assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (LMD ERT,) arrested five persons and seized three vehicles. Four of the five persons were eventually released from custody.
On Tuesday, officers executed a search warrant at the Goggs Avenue residence and located a substantial amount of evidence that included weapons, drugs and cash.
The following day, investigators compiled details of their investigation to date for Crown Counsel for review. Barton is now charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.
Police now believe that these two shooting incidents are related to the dial-a-dope drug trade. Barton has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on October 4. The investigation is ongoing and a number of additional charges are anticipated.
“Every shooting investigation is unique in the challenges it may present,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Thanks to an early lead in this case, officers quickly identified a suspect which culminated in an arrest. The investigation continues as police continue to document the evidence seized.”
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.