SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Part of a cul-de-sac in Surrey was behind yellow police tape as investigators looked into the latest round of gun violence in Metro Vancouver.
Multiple shots rang out on Iona Place near 124th Street just blocks from LA Matheson Secondary School around 1 a.m. When officers got there they found two men with gunshot wounds. One of them has serious injuries, while the other has minor wounds.
“Surrey RCMP is investigating this matter thoroughly with the Serious Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services still on scene,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Officers will be combing the area to identify more witnesses and any evidence. This appears to have been a targeted shooting and police don’t believe there is any further risk to the public.”
Neighbours say they heard several gunshots and they call the home in question a ‘half-way house.’
There have been nearly 40 shootings in Surrey and Delta since March — nearly half of those have been linked to an ongoing turf war among low-level drug dealers. Police say, at this point, there is no indication this violence is linked to that war.