Not believed to be linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict
SURREY RCMP are investigating three separate files from Saturday night where shots were fired in Surrey, and is appealing for any witnesses to these incidents to come forward.
The three reports of shots fired that occurred in Surrey include:
* August 7 at 8:19 p.m. in the 6900-block of 127A Street.
* August 7 at 10:27 p.m. in the 12900-block of 73A Avenue.
* August 7 at 10:56 p.m. in the 6600-block of 132 Street.
In addition, Delta Police responded to a reported shots fired on August 7 at 11:33 p.m. in the 7900-block of 114A Street that is believed to be connected to the three Surrey incidents.
“While the shots fired resulted in some damage to vehicles and a residence, thankfully nobody was injured.” said Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cpl. Vanessa Munn. “All four incidents are believed to be connected to one suspect who is now in custody.”
Just past midnight on August 8, a 28-year-old male suspect was taken into custody by police. The investigation is in its early stages and police have not yet established a motive for these incidents. However, they are not believed to be linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
Officers are conducting neighbourhood canvassing and speaking with witnesses to obtain further information.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
DELTA Police said they responded to a report of shots fired on August 7 around 11:30 p.m. in the 7900-block of 114A Street. There were no injuries as a result of this incident, though a parked, unoccupied vehicle was damaged.
Police are asking for witnesses or those who may have dashcam or additional information to come forward.
“Our frontline patrol officers and Violence Suppression Team members responded immediately to the report of shots fired,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. She said the Delta dog unit also assisted in the search for evidence.
Delta Police said they are working closely with Surrey RCMP regarding this matter, as Surrey had three separate reports of shots fired within the same time frame, believed to be connected (see above).
“Our investigation in Delta is still in the early stages,” said Leykauf. “However, it’s not believed to be linked to the current Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.” At this time it is not known whether the Delta shooting was targeted.
Anyone with further information about shots fired incident in Delta is asked to contact police at 604-946-4411. If they wish to remain anonymous, they should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.