TERRIFIED Surrey residents were still recovering from the shock of shootings on Friday and Saturday when they heard of yet another shooting on Sunday – making The VOICE’s article more than a week ago “Expect shootings to continue day and night in Surrey!” uncanny.
There were shootings on March 26, March 28 and April 1.
Then one took place on Friday (April 10) at the Surrey-Delta border. Shots fired at a residence in the 117-block of 96th Avenue.
Then on Saturday (April 11) at about 7:20 p.m., Surrey RCMP received several 911 calls reporting that a silver four-door sedan, driving northbound on 128th Street and approaching 60th Avenue, pulled up beside a small red car and one of the occupants of the silver vehicle was seen shooting at the red vehicle. Both vehicles were then seen heading northbound on 128th Street.
On Sunday, one man was transported to hospital after he was found injured in the 7000 block of 130th Street at 5 p.m. Police were told about a car taking off from the area.
It’s time to wake up, Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner!
FOR some strange reason, Surrey RCMP did not announce that they had arrested 18-year-old Arman Dhatt of Delta last Friday (April 10).
Sgt. Dale Carr told a newspaper that his arrest was connected to the shootings in Surrey. The newspaper reported that Dhatt faces six drug trafficking counts and five firearms charges that include possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number. He also faces one count of resisting a police officer.
MEANWHILE, New Westminster Police in a press release stated: “In the early morning hours of April 11 (Saturday), New Westminster Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the 22nd Street bus loop. Police attended and spoke to witnesses who reported hearing sounds of gunfire; there were no reported injuries. Police re-attended the area later in the day and spoke to additional witnesses and are in contact with investigators from surrounding agencies to ascertain whether or not the shots fired are in anyway related to recent shootings in the Metro Vancouver area.”
Other recent Surrey and Delta shootings:
RATTAN’S RUMBLE on Surrey shootings: