Early morning drive-by shooting in Surrey

Dec 19 2017, 11:07 pm

Police in Surrey are investigating another shooting in the municipality, with the latest incident occurring during the early morning hours between two vehicles.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, shots were reported by witnesses within the vicinity of 68th Avenue near 123rd Street. A gold-coloured car pulled up to a grey car stopped at the intersection and opened fire.

The driver of the grey car took off and was chased by the gold car. A few blocks away at 121 Street and 61 Avenue, the grey car crashed into a post and the driver fled the area on foot as the shooter open fired again.

The grey car and suspects fled the scene before police could arrive; no arrests have been made at this time. The victim in the targeted vehicle is a Surrey man in his 20s and is known to police. Fortunately, there were no injuries in the shooting.

Since early-March, there have been more than two dozen shootings in Surrey, with the majority of incidents linked to an ongoing drug turf war between young Somali and South Asian groups.

Anyone with information that could assist police in their investigation is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.

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