Police believe three shootings in 19 hours are linked

SURREY – There were three separate shootings in Newton within 19 hours on Tuesday and the Surrey RCMP thinks they’re linked.

 

Police were called to Surrey Memorial Hospital at 4 a.m. Tuesday to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Sgt. Dale Carr said at press time the victim was uncooperative and investigators had yet to determine where the shooting happened.

 

Police at 5:50 p.m. seized an abandoned vehicle, at 124th Street and 82nd Avenue that they suspect was used in the shooting. About an hour later, a second shooting happened near 127th Street and 78th Avenue.

 

Witnesses told police a vehicle pulled up alongside a black vehicle and shots were fired, striking a 21-year-old Surrey man who was then taken to hospital in serious but stable condition.

 

Then, at 11 p.m., police responded to calls of shots fired near 128th Street and 76th Avenue. Several vehicles sped away from the scene but there were no apparent victims, Carr said.

 

"It’s a spree – we feel strongly they’re linked to one another," he said. "There’s some sort of a heated battle going on, we don’t know what it is."

 

Carr said a lot of police officers are on the case, including Surrey RCMP’s gang enforcement team. He said police want to immediately get to the bottom of these reckless, "concerning" shootings.

 

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

 

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

 

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