A daylight shooting Thursday morning on the Delta/Surrey border has left one man in hospital.
At 8:40 am, police were called to the area of 96th Avenue and 116th Street for reports of a man being shot.
When police arrived, they found the victim – a 33-year-old Surrey man – suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was taken to hospital and police said the extent of his injuries is “still to be determined.”
The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and is still at large.
A nearby school, Royal Heights Elementary, was locked down temporarily as a precaution while police investigated.
Now Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) is leading this investigation, with assistance from Delta Police.
“Surrey RCMP investigates all shootings thoroughly and they are a priority matter for the detachment,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “If anyone saw this incident unfold or has any information about those involved, police would like to hear from you right away.”
At this point, investigators believe that the shooting was targeted and that there was no risk to the general public, or staff and students at Royal Heights Elementary.
Schumann said it is too early in the investigation to say “with certainty” if this incident is related to drugs or other shootings.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
Those who would like to leave a tip anonymously can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leaving tips online at solvecrime.ca