(UPDATE) South Asian male seriously wounded in targeted shooting in South Surrey

Police told The VOICE on Tuesday that the victim of last Friday’s shooting in South Surrey is still in serious condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening. 


Friday, December 8 story:


SURREY RCMP are currently on scene in the South Surrey area for a report of shots being fired.

On December 8, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 17000 block of 21st Avenue.

A South Asian male suffering from gunshot injuries was transported to hospital in serious condition.

The suspect or suspects fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. There are no suspect descriptions available at this time.

A Mercedes SUV was riddled with bullets.

Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information. The investigation is still in its early stages but initial indications are that this is likely a targeted incident. It is too early to determine if this incident is related to drugs or other shootings, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file# 2017-174858.

If you wish to make an anonymous report contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.