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One person dead, another seriously hurt in north Surrey shooting

Last Updated Dec 2, 2019 at 1:05 pm PDT

Neighbours report hearing what sounded like shots being fired late Sunday at around 11:00 p.m. in the area of 137 Street and 114 Avenue. (Greg Harper, BT Vancouver)

One person is dead and another is seriously hurt after a shooting in north Surrey Sunday night

Neighbours report hearing what sounded like gunshots on Sunday night

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – One person is dead and another is in serious condition after a late-night shooting in north Surrey.

Neighbours reported hearing what sounded like gunshots late Sunday before 11:00 p.m. in the area of 137 Street and 114 Avenue. That is where a white police tent was up and evidence markers were down on Monday morning.

“Sometimes you get people with the fireworks going off here and there, but I kind of said to myself, ‘That doesn’t sound like fireworks,’ right?”¬†Gord, who lives just down the street from where police are focusing their efforts, said. “And of course I went to the window a few minutes later and looked down, and it was no one around. A few minutes later the police started showing up.”

He explained he saw an officer who appeared to then start performing CPR on someone lying on the ground.

“There’s kids here, they play all through the summer. There is a lot of people who do park — young folks — park along here and there’s a view there of the city, so they hang out. It’s kind of a pretty popular place to just pass a few hours,” Gord said of the area.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in. Investigators said both the man killed and the man who was hurt were known to police, and the shooting appears to have been targeted.

A playground sits just near the crime scene, and some people in the neighbourhood said it was a popular spot after dark for drug activity.

“People going down, the legalization of marijuana, and I guess figured just go down here and have a puff or two, seems to be OK,” Gord added.

Govind, who also lives in the neighbourhood, was at home when he said he heard loud pops.

“I was sitting at home and I was doing my homework, and suddenly I heard some shots fired,” Govind, who lives in the area, said.

He told reporters he thought the sound of shots being fired had come from the television, explaining that his roommate is a fan of Hollywood and action movies.

However, he quickly realized what he heard wasn’t in fact fiction.

“Then five minutes later, I heard some police vehicle siren, alarm,” he said, adding he also spotted two ambulances.

Govind said the situation has him feeling scared.

“I don’t like shots fired, and it could happen with anyone,” she said. “If there were kids or children playing, they could be a victim of that.”

Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or who may have dashcam footage.

You can contact IHIT at 1.877.551.IHIT (4448) or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) with any tips.