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Shots fired in Surrey, man forces his way into home

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 29, 2015 7:08 am

It was a busy Tuesday night for Surrey RCMP as they were called out to respond to and investigate two separate incidents.

Man barricades himself inside home

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old male with a weapon forced his way into a home located in the 8200-block of 134th Street. He caused damage to the interior and then barricaded himself inside while the residents of the home feared for their safety and fled.

Police negotiated with the man, who is known to police and is a Surrey resident. The man eventually came out and is now in police custody with charges pending. There were no injuries from the incident.

Shooting in neighbourhood

Shortly after at 10:25 p.m., shots were fired about six blocks away around 88th Avenue and 134B Street.

Investigators are canvassing the area, but they have not found any damage to cars or buildings. There were also no reported injuries and no suspects.

Police are attempting to determine whether the latest shooting is related to the ongoing drug turf war between young South Asian and Somali groups.

This follows yesterday’s early morning shooting near 94A Avenue and 124 Street and the simultaneous hospital admittance of one man with stab wounds to his upper body.

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