Monday night’s shooting in Newton linked to Lower Mainland Gang Conflict

SURREY RCMP said on Tuesday its General Investigation Unit (GIU) is investigating a Monday night shooting in Newton that they say is tied to gang activity.

On September 14 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in the 12900-block of 65A Avenue. Officers located an uninjured adult male who had been the target of the shooting. Surrey RCMP GIU took conduct of the investigation and found evidence confirming that the shooting had occurred.

Early indications are that the male victim had been pursued by two men at the time of the shooting. The parties involved in the shooting are believed to be known to one another and associated to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. The investigation is ongoing as officers seek to identify all parties involved.

“While there is no indication of any ongoing risk to the public, when this shooting took place it put community members in danger,” said Staff-Sgt. Kirk Duncan, General Investigation Unit Commander. “This type of violence has no place in our community.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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