Surrey’s Mayor says she is “appalled” with the latest shooting in her city.
On Saturday night, a house in the Guildford area was shot up, with a family inside.
Turns out the shooters apparently had the wrong house.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner says it’s her worst fear: innocents caught up in the gunfire.
“This has always been one of my greatest concerns. Not just the most recent, but anytime there’s random shooting in an urban setting; in a city. It gives me great consternation, and I am appalled.”
She says it’s a small number of thugs creating the chaos.
“This is just so unacceptable and it’s so unfair it’s a small percentage of people creating the kind of chaos that this city does not deserve.”
Meanwhile, Surrey RCMP say latest shooting on Saturday has “earmarking or being targeted” but family inside not targeted.
Surrey MLA Peter Fassbender says the community needs to work together with politicians and police to find solutions to the gang violence in his city.
“We are going to shoulder together and we’re calling on the community to work with us to find solutions, these are unbelievably horrific events when they happen in community.”
Hepner is meeting later today with Surrey’s top cop.
Fassbender says prevention is the key, stopping young people from thinking about joining gangs.
“This is all about criminals who want to take advantage and take advantage of community and we’re gonna stand up as community as the mayor said and work together to stop that.”
This shooting marks the 33rd so far this year, putting the city well on its way to outpace the nearly 60 shootings that were reported in Surrey last year.