Surrey RCMP said that their officers found two men suffering from what appeared to be gunshot-related injuries. Both men were transported to a regional trauma hospital and police said they could not say how serious their injuries were.
Police closed off 152nd Street from Highway 10 to Panorama Drive in both north and south directions.
Sgt. Dale Carr said: “Reports received by police once on scene suggest that a dark-coloured sedan fled from the 5700-block of 152nd Street immediately after the shooting occurred. At this time investigators have not conclusively identified the men, investigators will be attempting to speak with them once they have been treated for the injuries.”
He added: “At this time this shooting does not appear to be a random act, but rather targeted at these two young men. Police are not able to say whether this shooting in linked to the 17 other shootings that have been identified as low-level drug trade turf war.”
Global News reported that the father of one of the victims told them that his 36-year-old son was sitting on their front porch after a day of painting when a car drove up and shots were fired.
There were bullet holes all over the walls of the house. Several bullet casings lay on the ground. A witness told CTV that he heard what was probably a round of a semi-automatic.
If anyone has any information about this shooting or any other shooting they are asked to call 604-915-6566 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, they should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.