Police investigate another shooting in Surrey

Dec 19 2017, 9:06 pm

Police in Surrey are investigating yet another shooting in the municipality. Several shots were fired just before 8 p.m. on Saturday night in the 12200 block of 92 Avenue in Whalley.

According to RCMP, officers were deployed to the area after receiving a report of shots being fired. Upon arriving at the scene, they found one man who had incurred a serious but non-life threatening injury. He was transported to hospital.

Preliminary findings in the investigation indicates that a vehicle fled the scene shortly after shots rang in the residential neighbourhood. At this time, police have not released a suspect vehicle description.

“Officers will be conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information,” reads a press release. “The investigation is still in its early stages, but initial indications are that this is a targeted incident.”

This comes just a day after RCMP made it public that there have been an astounding 28 shootings in Surrey since January 1. This number is already half of the entire annual total of 2015’s shootings; at this rate, Surrey’s 2016 tally is likely to exceed last year’s number of shootings.