ON Tuesday (July 4) at approximately 8:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of a shooting at a sushi restaurant in the 14800-block of 108th Avenue. Police found a male in his 30’s suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. The male was immediately transported to a regional trauma hospital and is in serious condition.
A short distance from the scene patrol officers identified a male thought to have been involved in the shooting. He was arrested but later released.
“At this point, police are able to say that this appears to be a targeted incident and the victim is known to police for his involvement is criminal behaviour. It is too early to say whether this incident is linked to drugs, gangs or any other incident that has recently occurred in the city or region,” said a police spokesperson.
The Lower Mainland District Forensic Investigation Section is on scene gathering all evidence to be processed, as is the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Section.
“If you saw the shooting or the suspects, or if you know who the identity of any of suspects, police would like to speak to you,” says Staff-Sgt. Dale Carr, Watch Commander, Surrey RCMP. “What you saw, no matter how insignificant you think the detail is, may help police move the investigation forward.”
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or CrimeStoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.