Taxi passenger known to police shot dead, driver injured in Surrey’s Guildford

ON Tuesday at approximately 2:20 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of shots fired at a taxi in a parking lot in the 14800-block of 108 Avenue in Guildford.

Police found that both occupants of the vehicle had been shot. The passenger, a 30-year-old male, is dead. The driver of the taxi was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in and will be working in partnership with Surrey RCMP. The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for an undetermined amount of time while police work to gather evidence.

“Initial indications are that this was a targeted incident with the 30-year-old deceased man being known to police,” said Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Cpl. Vanessa Munn.

“This daytime shooting in a strip mall parking lot demonstrated a complete disregard for the safety of others and resulted in serious injuries to a taxi driver.”

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at