THERE’S been yet another shooting incident in Surrey – in broad daylight.
On Wednesday (April 1) at about 11:40 a.m., Surrey RCMP received several reports of shots being fired from a vehicle near the intersection of 128th Street and 64th Avenue.
Witnesses reported observing a male passenger firing from a silver vehicle towards an occupied black Honda. Both vehicles were reportedly going southbound at the time and fled from the scene.
A description of the suspect vehicles was immediately broadcasted throughout Lower Mainland and officers are hunting for the vehicles and individuals involved. It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries to any of the passengers in the two vehicles.
Officers are currently on scene speaking with witnesses as well as recovering physical evidence. The investigation, led by Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, continues.
LAST Saturday night, Surrey RCMP arrested five South Asians from a house in the 9300-block of 125th Street after a reported exchange of gunfire, but nobody has yet been charged with any offence.
Surrey RCMP said that shots were fired by occupants of two vehicles in the 9500-block of 125th Street. The vehicles were spotted leaving the area and police located one parked not too far from the crime scene. Police took five males into custody from the house where it was parked.
Police are still investigating.
NDP MLA Sue Hammell (Surrey-Green Timbers) in a statement said: “I am very disturbed by the rising violence on the streets of Surrey, and gun crime in particular. Including an incident this morning, gunfire has broken out in Surrey 12 times in just the last month.
“It is not acceptable for people to feel unsafe in their own community. We absolutely need more front-line police officers.
“I have also spoken with parents worried that young people in their families are getting mixed up with drugs and criminal activity. We need to make sure parents can access the help they need to keep their young people on the right path.
“My New Democrat colleagues and I have worked with community leaders to develop the Surrey Accord, a plan to tackle crime that is widely supported by residents. We cannot ask police officers to be the solution to every problem. We know that poverty, addiction, homelessness and untreated mental illness are key drivers of crime and these must be addressed alongside badly needed action against this unacceptable level of violence.”