Five young South Asian men arrested in Newton shooting incident

drive-by-shooting-surrey Global BC TVSURREY RCMP told The VOICE on Wednesday that five South Asian men in their late teens and early 20s were taken into custody on Tuesday night following a shooting incident around 10:30 p.m. in which an unoccupied Chrysler 300 was targeted in the 7500-block of 144th Street in Newton. No one was injured.

The men are known to police for drug-related activity, a spokesperson said. They were picked up for careless use of a firearm, but charges haven’t been officially laid.

Police said that the original information they had was that there was a vehicle fleeing the area and they pursued a Hyundai Santa Fe, but lost contact with it.

During the pursuit police received information that a Volkswagen Jetta was also associated with the firing incident and that it may be the actual vehicle the suspects had fled in.

The suspects were arrested near 84th Avenue and 152nd Street.

Police dog services were also involved in the investigation and there were some Vancouver Police Department cops, who happened to be in the area for an unrelated case, who also helped out.

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