“A lot of people think these kids that are shooting up our streets hatch at 18 with a gun in their hands, they don’t. It starts much younger.”
Patricia Enair’s daughter was in grade nine when she became involved in the drug trade.
The recent spike in gun violence, spurred the Surrey mother to share her story.
“A key feature was she started becoming extremely aggressive, to the point of violence at home. And, if I knew what I know now I would have known that was a key indicator that was something extremely wrong.”
While speaking with CKNW’s Jill Bennett, Enair urged parents to turn to services available through RCMP if they believe their child is involved with gangs.
“My Focus on writing the letter was actually to tell parents that there are resources out there for them, and those resources will be able to help them get through that situation.”
Jill Bennet: “In your letter you actually say ‘if you think that your kid is involved with people in the drug trade, call the RCMP.”
“Yes, I do. There are resources out there for parents and they can get access to those resources through the RCMP
Eniar says her daughter, now 23, is out of that life style, but it took a friend getting killed for her to make the choice to get out.
The recent gang war in Surrey has claimed at least one life.