A 14-year-old Burnaby teen has been identified as the victim of a fatal Monday night shooting in Surrey.
The shooting took place less than 24 hours after a 19-year-old was shot and killed on Sunday night in Surrey.
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In a release, IHIT said officers responded to the Monday night incident at 7:30 pm near 148A and 110 Avenue in Surrey.
When officers arrived on the scene, a 14-year-old male victim was found dead with gunshot wounds. Authorities say he arrived in the area by taxi.
“No one else was harmed as a result of this incident and the taxi driver is cooperating with the investigation. A dark sedan was seen quickly leaving the area after the shooting,” stated IHIT in a release.
The victim has not been named. Police said the youth is known to authorities and the shooting is believed to be targeted.
Shortly after the shooting around 8 pm, IHIT said a vehicle was found engulfed in flames near 214 Street and 76 Avenue. Authorities are working to determine if the vehicle was connected to the shooting.
“Most of us cannot begin to fathom that someone as young as 14-years-old could be shot and murdered; it’s very disturbing,” said Sgt. Elenore Sturko with Surrey RCMP in a media release.
“There will be an overt presence of police in the community with an increased number of officers conducting targeted enforcement across the city.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at [email protected]
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).