Police in Surrey are investigating a car accident which they believe to be connected to a shooting in the city’s Guildford neighbourhood.
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According to RCMP, the investigation began at approximately 9 pm on Monday, when officers received a report of shots fired in the 15300 block of 102A Street and witnesses told police they reported seeing a blue sedan fleeing the area.
A short time later, police were called to a serious multi-vehicle collision involving a blue sedan, near 156 Street and 100 Avenue.
Upon their arrival, officers found one man with apparent gunshot injuries, as well as another man with serious injuries as well, which police said were a result of the accident.
Three other men were located near the collision scene and taken into custody as well. Firearms were also found and seized at the scene of the collision.
All five individuals are now currently being detained by police.
Police said the investigation is still in its early stages, but noted that initial indications are that this is a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.
“Although there was a risk to public safety as these events unfolded, there are no indications of a continued risk to the public as a result of this incident,” they added.
Anyone with further information who has not already spoken with police or may have dash-cam video, is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or if they wish to remain anonymous, to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online.