SURREY RCMP on Monday requested the public’s assistance in identifying two males who were the intended targets of a shooting that occurred on June 8 in the parking lot of Earls Kitchen + Bar at 7236 120th Street in Surrey, which they said was related to the ongoing drug turf war in Surrey and Delta.
Police released photos taken from security cameras of the intended victims in the hopes that they may be identified. They said that neither victim has been positively identified or come forward to make a report. Investigators have attempted several methods to confirm the identity of these individuals.
Surrey RCMP believe they know the identity of one of the victims. However, that person denies any involvement.
“We were hoping that the victims, at the very least, would have come forward,” said Sgt. Dale Carr. “Without the cooperation of these two victims it makes our job that much harder in identifying the suspects. We are doing everything we can to solve these shootings but we need the help of the victims and any witnesses to further the investigation.”
On June 8 at about 9:08 p.m., police received reports of shots fired in the parking lot of the restaurant and recovered evidence confirming shots had been fired. Witnesses advised that the suspect vehicle may have been a silver SUV type of vehicle which
fled the area immediately after the shooting. Two males, who had been eating at a nearby restaurant, appeared to have been the intended targets and fled the area in a blue vehicle before police arrived.
There has been no evidence of injuries, but there was minor damage to an exterior wall.
Police are asking anyone with information on any of the shootings to call the tip line at 604-915-6566 or CrimeStoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.