Surrey RCMP continues to investigate an early-morning shooting that saw a man in a taxi suffer minor injuries.
Police say shortly after 5:00 Thursday morning, they received calls about gunshots in the area of 143rd Street and 109th Avenue, including one from the victim who had been shot in the leg.
The man was in a taxi at the time.
He made his way to hospital, and he’s since been released.
Police aren’t sure about the motive, but say it was likely targeted.
Meanwhile, the Surrey cabbie is “shaken up and scared – that’s according to Surrey Metro Taxi.
Moonyem Mohammad is the General Manager:
“This is the first pickup for this driver on this location. He took the customer to 7-11, and then he was returning home as normal any other customer would. Within that duration there was another vehicle that came close to him and started firing.”
He hopes it’s a one-off incident.
“We do our best to protect our drivers, there is a camera to safeguard them so any crime happens inside the taxi RCMP could do their own investigation.”
Several shots were fired at the taxi, shattering a window.
The taxi driver wasn’t hurt.