A woman is recovering from a gunshot wound, after she was the “unintended victim” of a drive-by shooting in Surrey on Sunday.
Around 3:30 pm, Surrey RCMP received multiple 911 calls about a shooting between two parties in separate vehicles. The shooting took place at a residential area in the 7700 Block of 147A St.
When they arrived at the scene, police found an adult woman “suffering from a minor gunshot injury,” said Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Dale Carr. “At this time it is believed that the adult female was an unintended victim.”
Carr said investigators believe the “intended victims” fled the the area in a black Hyundai vehicle.
That vehicle was last seen with front end damage – specifically, the loss of its bumper. The suspects then left the area in a red pick-up truck.
Police said that moments later, not far from the original scene, they received reports of a red pick-up on fire in the 9000 block of 150 Street. Witnesses reported two men fleeing from that scene as well.
Investigators believe the incident to be targeted between two parties “that are known to each other in some manner,” Carr said.
Now, Serious Crime investigators will be canvassing the area of both scenes to see if evidence to support the investigation can be located. The Lower Mainland District Forensic Investigation Section will be on scene as well, to process evidence in support of the investigation.
“We have spoken numerous times about an incident like this and now in this incident they were closer than ever to a catastrophe, this is very concerning behaviour to both the police and the community of Surrey,” said Carr.
“I have said in the past that the same small group of people consistently place a stain on this great city and endanger its precious citizens.”
Surrey RCMP are also asking for the public’s help and request that anyone who may have witnessed this event –or witnessed the males fleeing from the area – to call them at 604-599-0502, call Crime Stoppers, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.