The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating the second shooting in Surrey in two days.
An early-morning incident at approximately 3 a.m. near 126 Street and 88a Avenue has claimed the life of one individual. The victim was sent to hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.
Several shots were fired in the incident, which involved a vehicle crash. RCMP have cordoned off the intersection and a part of the adjacent strip mall; the area will be closed until further notice.
This is the 22nd shooting in Surrey and North Delta since March 10, but it is the first fatality. Police believe most of the incidents are part of an ongoing drug turf war between young South Asian and Somali groups.
UPDATE: The deceased has been named as 22-year-old Arun Paul Singh Bains, the nephew of Surrey-Newton NDP MLA Harry Bains.
— Simon Little (@simonplittle) April 19, 2015
Shootings in Surrey and North Delta
- March 10; 4 a.m.: 20-year-old male dropped off at hospital with gunshot injuries
- March 10; 7 p.m.: Targeted shooting in Newton at 78th Ave. and 127th St.
- March 10; 11 p.m.: Gunshots heard at 128th St. and 76th Ave.
- March 11; 2 p.m.: Witnesses see someone shooting from a white SUV at a black car at 80th St. and 132th Ave.
- March 11; midnight: Male with gunshot wounds found at the 19200-block of 80th Ave.
- March 12; 3:30 a.m.: Shots fired at a residence at 94th Ave. and 126th St.
- March 15; 2:30 a.m.: Shots fired again at the same residence at 94th Ave. and 126th St.
- March 26; 8:40 p.m.: Two men injured in shooting near 88th Ave. and 124th St.
- March 27; 4:45 p.m.: Male with gunshot wounds found at Surrey City Centre Mall
- March 28; 8:40 p.m.: One man injured in shooting at the 9400 block of 125th St.
- April 1; 11:40 a.m.: Witnesses see a male passenger shooting from a silver vehicle toward a black Honda near 128th St. and 64th Ave.
- April 5; 6 p.m.: Shooting reported at the 1500-block of 79th Ave.
- April 5; 9 p.m.: Shots fired at a home at 83rd Ave. and 110th St.
- April 10; 5 a.m.: Shots fired at a residence at the 11700-block of of 96th Ave.
- April 11; 7:20 p.m.: Drive-by shooting at 128th St. near 60th Ave.
- April 12; 5 p.m.: Man found with gunshot wounds at the 7000 block of 130th St.
- April 13; 10:30 p.m.: Gunshots reported at site of abandoned car crash near 70th Ave. and 149th St.
- April 14; 1:10 a.m.: Shots fired into a vehicle at 93rd Ave. and 153th St.
- April 15; 1 a.m.: Shots fired between vehicles at 66th Avenue near 128th Street
- April 17; 11:15 p.m.: Shots fired near 65th Avenue and 121st Street
- April 19; 3 a.m.; One man killed after shots fired and car crash near 126 Street and 88a Avenue