The province is under fire after last weekend’s fatal shooting in Surrey, in which Jatinder Sandhu was potentially mistakenly killed in a botched targeted shooting.
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Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains says shootings don’t surprise anyone in Surrey, anymore.
“When will they finally start to take this issue seriously, and put an end to this kind of violence, so that people in Surrey can feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods?”
Bains has a personal connection to the violence, losing his own nephew to a fatal shooing last April.
But Attorney General Suzanne Anton says the ongoing violence is being tackled by the province, putting $23-million to the problem.
“Our government has been working so closely with the City of Surrey, with the mayor of Surrey, and with police departments in Surrey, on the guns and gang strategy, and ensuring people in Surrey can feel safe.”
It was the 49th shooting in Surrey this year.