Shots rang out in Surrey in what’s believed to be another gangland shooting.
“Surrey RCMP received reports of shots being fired on 134 Street and 70B Avenue,” said Sergeant David MacDonald with Surrey RCMP. “Upon attendance, officers located evidence consistent with shots being fired in that area. No injuries have yet to be reported to us.”
Doug Elford with the Newton Community Association lives close to where the shots occurred.
“What the witnesses were saying there were two vehicles – two black vehicles – shooting at each other. This is very, very close to home; my son was just out on the streets on the way back from the store about fifteen minutes before this occurred, right in the area where it happened and so it’s really close to home. Literally, it’s close to my house.”
“I’m very emotional about this. This is very, very close to home. This is right in the heart of Newton, right in our neighbourhood, and there’s people on the streets, there’s people out and about, and it’s amazing nobody was hurt again. This is enough. Enough of this already.”
The shooting brings the number to 31 shootings since early March.
It comes just days after Surrey mayor Linda Hepner announced 100 new promised RCMP officers in the city.