SURREY RCMP received calls of shots heard in the area of 194th Street and 34th Avenue on Thursday at around 8:15 p.m. and frontline officers were immediately dispatched to the area.
Officers located a male in the area suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a regional trauma hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
The investigation is still in its early stages. Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with several witnesses to obtain further information. At this time this incident does not appear to be a random act, but rather targeted at this male, police said.
The area of 194th Street and 34th Avenue will be closed for the next few hours while 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.
Media reports said that a burned out vehicle was found nearby, but police have not said if it was connected to the shooting.