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Surrey shooting victim dies; IHIT takes over investigation

Last Updated May 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm PDT

(CityNews)
Summary

Woman was shot in Guildford Tuesday night

One man was taken into custody

Homicide investigators do not believe this was a gang-related shooting

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.

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.

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.