The mayor of Surrey is once again saying how angry and frustrated she is after another shooting this past week, this one the 40th of the year.
“I was unhappy to see another episode but I am happy to know we have taken at least 11 off the street.”
Linda Hepner says she is starting to think the drug activity in her city behind the gunplay might be more than low-level drug trade turf battles.
But Hepner adds gangs, guns, and drugs is a difficult problem to solve.
“It is a regional problem and I would suggest to you it is probably a national problem when you see things going on right across the country. So it is not an easy nut to crack. It must be addressed at every single level starting here in grade five and moving into really serious consequences for those who fire a shot in a major centre.”
She says she is disappointed, annoyed, and angry that the shootings keep happening.