Charges laid against 17-year-old males in imitation firearm shooting investigation in Surrey

SURREY RCMP announced on Wednesday that charges have been laid against two 17-year-old males from Surrey in connection to an incident that occurred on Sunday, March 24.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report from an 18-year-old male victim advising that he and his passenger were driving southbound on 176th Street from Highway 10 and were being shot at by people in a Honda Civic.

Officers quickly attended the area and conducted patrols. The Honda was located in the area of 176th Street and 20th Avenue by officers and three male occupants were arrested. Additional officers located the victim on 176th Street near 8th Avenue and both occupants of the victim vehicle were uninjured. The Honda and victim’s vehicle were both seized as part of the investigation.

The General Investigation Unit assumed conduct of the investigation and continued to investigate the matter along with frontline officers. Investigators have determined that an imitation firearm was involved and that this was a targeted incident involving parties known to each other. This incident is not believed to be linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang and drug conflict.

A 17-year-old male has been charged with imitation firearm-related charges. Another 17-year-old male has been charged with motor vehicle and driving-related charges. The third male was released without charges.

“The quick response by our frontline officers and arrest of the subjects involved allowed investigators to continue with the investigation and have charges laid accordingly,” said Superintendent Ed Boettcher, Operations Officer. “The Surrey RCMP prides itself on providing timely responses to serious complaints to ensure the overall safety of the community.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact CrimeStoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or