Another shooting incident in Surrey; Sims asks federal government when 100 new RCMP officers will arrive in Surrey

SURREY RCMP said that shots were fired in the 13400-block of 70B Avenue at about 8 p.m. on Sunday (May 24), but no injuries were reported.

After receiving a report of shots fired in that area, officers rushed there and located evidence that there had been a shooting incident.

RCMP canvassed the neighbourhood for further information.

“Officers are still trying to determine if this incident is linked to any of the previous shootings that have occurred in Surrey and Delta,” said Acting Watch Commander Sgt. David MacDonald on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or


Jinny Sims
Jinny Sims

ON Monday, NDP MP Jinny Sims (Newton-North Delta) demanded in the House of Commons that the federal government clarify when the 100 RCMP officers it has promised Surrey will arrive. 

“Will the minister give Surrey the answer it is waiting for?” asked Sims. “When will the RCMP arrive on the ground, on our streets, in Surrey?” 

Sims said Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney dodged the question.  

“It is time for the government to stop stalling,” said Sims. “Photo ops and recycled announcements will not cut it. The Conservatives’ re-announcement will have no immediate impact.”

Sims noted that over the weekend Surrey saw its 30th shooting.  Since January, Sims said she had risen 11 times in Parliament to address the issue, but to date, the government has refused to commit to a timeline.