THE Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Monday night on Highway 99 in Newton.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on March 15, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to multiple calls reporting two men fighting and shots fired in the 13500-block of Highway 99. Officers located two men; one was suffering from gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital in serious condition, while the second man was arrested and taken into police custody.
Both men are associated to a single vehicle that has been seized by police. A firearm was also recovered from the scene by police.
The initial indications are that this shooting is related to a dispute between parties known to one another. Both men involved in this incident are known to police.
Sgt. Elenore Sturko said that there is no indication at this time that this shooting is related to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict; however, police are investigating possible links to the drug trade. There is no indication of any ongoing risk to the public related to this incident.
Anyone with more information about this incident or dash-cam footage is ask 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.