Female shot in Surrey’s Guildford dead, male suspect in custody (update)

UPDATE: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Wednesday morning that the female vicitim in Tuesday night’s shooting had died. IHIT is now investigating.

IHIT says that the homicide is not believed to be gang-motivated. The man in custody is in his 20s and well known to police. The 20-year-old female victim was not known to police.

The residence where the victim was found belonged to her.

“We understand the public may be feeling anxious given the recent spate of shootings and homicides in communities across the Lower Mainland,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “With respect to this most recent fatal shooting, it does not appear to be gang-motivated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

ON Tuesday at about 8:52 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a dropped 911 call in the 9700-block of 161A street of Guildford.

While Surrey RCMP frontline members were on their way to investigate, further calls were received of shots fired. Officers located a female victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The female victim was transported to a regional trauma hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

One male suspect was taken into custody without incident near the scene.

The investigation is still in its early stages, and the motive for this shooting is unknown at this time. Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information.

RCMP investigators will be in the area for the next few hours while the investigators gather evidence.

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at

1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

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