Shooting in Delta (update)

DELTA Police are investigating a shooting between occupants of vehicles that occurred in the 8800-block of Delvista Drive, around 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 14.

“The incident appears to be targeted,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “While fortunately no injuries have been reported to police, this type of violence is completely unacceptable. Innocent people could have been hurt.”

Officers immediately responded to the scene, and began collecting evidence, including shell casings. The Delta Police’s Major Crimes unit has taken control of the investigation. At this point police can confirm there is no information that connects either of the vehicles or their occupants to Delta. They appear to have been passing through.

A nearby house was initially suspected to have been struck by gunfire, but upon close examination this has been determined not to be the case.

Delta Police are working with their counterparts across Metro Vancouver, sharing information and intelligence. The integrated Forensics Identification Services was called out and the Real Time Intelligence Centre has also been engaged.

A vehicle believed to be related to this incident has been seized by police. It was located in Langley and had been burned.

Delta Police held the scene overnight to ensure all related evidence had been located. The scene has now been released, but the investigation remains very active.

Some incidents of shootings/homicides since December 27 in the Lower Mainland:

February 12: Adrian Golofit, 31, found dead in his Surrey home; not known to police

February 11: Neal Pratap, 44, shot and killed in Burnaby

February 8: Shooting in Abbotsford; no description of suspects or vehicles

February 4: Shana Harris-Morrris, 23, killed and male injured in Surrey shooting

February 4: Shooting in Surrey’s Tannery Park; no suspects

February 3: Shooting in wooded area in Surrey; no suspects

February 3: Chris Kenworthy, 32, shot dead inside a vehicle in Burnaby.

February 1: Exchange of gunfire between occupants of two vehicles in Richmond.

January 30: Two young men known to police escape uninjured in Langley shooting.

January 26: Arshdeep Singh, 22, shot dead, another young man injured in Langley shooting.

January 18: 27-year-old Langley man known to police shot in Langley.

January 16: Shooting between occupants of two cars in Langley City and Brookswood.

January 10: Person injured in a shooting in Coquitlam.

January 9: Dilraj Johal, 28, shot and killed in Richmond.

January 7: Anees Mohammed, 29, shot and killed in Richmond.

January 6: Gary Kang, 24, shot and killed in Surrey.

December 28: Tequel Willis, 14, shot and killed in Surrey.

December 27: Harman Singh Dhesi, 19, shot and killed in Surrey.