“Every single day a shooting. Every single day…”
People living in Surrey near where a man was gunned down this morning are scared and frustrated by the recent escalation in violence.
The front door of Sarabjeet Kaiela is just metres from last night’s deadly attack occurred. She says she is afraid for her children; upset she had to explain the violence to them.
“I have two daughters, and even they didn’t know what was the shooting. They were thinking that maybe there’s a film or something else. When I said, no, no it’s not that kind of shooting, and they said, Oh, my God, mom. What’s going on here?”
Jas Desi grew up in this neighbourhood.
“I felt very scared when I heard someone died right there…this doesn’t happen again, I hope like…the police…find these people as soon as possible.”
He says there are several known drug handoffs in the area.
Not something neighbours love, but at it least it’s quiet.
He says he’s seen a worrying change lately.
“It’s been happening since we’ve grown up. So we’re starting to get used to it now but…for the new kids it’s hard because the dealers have guns…so you just don’t know when they’re going to pull them out and start shooting.”
Desi says until now, the violence in Surrey has been something he’s seen in the news.
Now that it’s at his front door, he says it’s become frighteningly real.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is on scene following a fatal shooting in Surrey Sunday morning.
It happened near 126 and 88th just before 3:00.
Sgt Stephanie Ashton says one man was taken to hospital and has since died.
This is the 23 shooting in the Surrey and Delta since early March.