Surrey RCMP: Targeted shooting, targeted stabbing don’t appear to be related

SURREY RCMP said on Monday that two separate investigations in the Whalley area on Sunday evening that left two victims with injuries do not appear to be related to each other beyond close timing and proximity.

Police are requesting anyone with information on either incident to contact them.

On April 30, just before 6 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing near King George Boulevard and Bentley Road, near the RCMP detachment. The 24-year-old victim was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and has since been stabilized.

Based on initial information it appears that multiple male suspects arrived in a taxi and confronted the victim who was subsequently stabbed. Although the motive of this incident is unknown, the victim appears to have been targeted and was previously stabbed two weeks ago (April 15) in an incident on board a SkyTrain travelling through Surrey.

At approximately 8 p.m., a shooting in a residential driveway located in the 10700-block of City Parkway was reported. This was just two blocks away from the spot where the stabbing occurred. Police attended and located a 36-year-old male victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Three male suspects were seen fleeing the area on foot, but despite police efforts, were not located. The motive for the shooting has yet to be determined, however, the victim is known to police.

Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit has conduct of both investigations and is actively speaking with witnesses and canvasing for video surveillance.  There are no indications that either incident has links to the BC Gang Conflict.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 605-599-0502.