SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Homicide investigators have confirmed the woman who was shot in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood Tuesday night has died from her injuries.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has now taken over the file. However, investigators do not believe this was gang-related.
The woman was rushed to hospital after Surrey RCMP officers found her with a gunshot wound while responding to a dropped 9-1-1 call near 96 Avenue and 160 Street around 9 p.m.
The recent homicide in Guildford is not believed to be gang-motivated.
Man in custody is in his 20s and well known to police. 20yo female victim was not.
— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 5, 2021
A man was taken into custody.
“The man in his 20s is a person that is well-known to police,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “He may have gang ties and we’re still working to solidify those. Our 20-year-old victim was not known to police,” he said.
Jang noted investigators are still trying to determine the relationship between the victim and the person in custody.
“We know that they are not family and we know it’s not an intimate relationship,” he said.
He confirms neighbours heard a commotion before shots were fired.
“There was an altercation, an argument — whatever you want to call it — so it’s not out of the ordinary to presume that there was yelling,” he said.
.@HomicideTeam investigators have confirmed the woman who was shot in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood Tuesday night has died from her injuries.https://t.co/kxI6hWEhjK #SurreyBC pic.twitter.com/EQGjH0SBtb
— CityNews Vancouver (@CityNewsVAN) May 6, 2021
This is the fifth shooting on the Lower Mainland since Friday.
Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.