Police and ambulance vehicles in 12600-block of 97 Avenue in Surrey on Friday afternoon, April 1. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Police and ambulance vehicles in 12600-block of 97 Avenue in Surrey on Friday afternoon, April 1. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

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UPDATE: Surrey shooting victim dies, IHIT called in

Traffic was closed in both directions along 97 avenue, between 126 and 128 streets

** This story has been updated

Surrey RCMP say the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has now been called in after the victim died in hospital.

THE LATEST: IHIT called in after Surrey shooting victim dies in hospital, April 2, 2022

There was another shooting in Surrey on Friday afternoon (April 1), this time in the 12600-block of 97 Avenue, in Whalley.

Two suspects are in custody after a man, 48, was shot in a home there, according to Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn.

The unidentified victim is in hospital with life-threatening injuries, police reported late Friday afternoon.

Traffic was closed in both directions along 97 Avenue, between 126 and 128 streets, as officers canvassed the area.

Video by a Black Press Media freelancer shows police and paramedics on the scene.

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun at around 2:27 p.m. on April 1, Munn said.

“Two suspects fled the scene on bikes and police quickly flooded the area,” says news release from police. “Surrey RCMP Frontline officers, Community Response Unit, and policing partners with the Lower Mainland Integrated Teams were able to track the movements of the suspects and take them into custody.

“This was a very dynamic situation involving two suspects fleeing the scene of a shooting that has left a man in critical condition,” Munn added. “We are grateful for the quick arrest of these suspects by our officers and the assistance from our partners including the Air 1 Helicopter.”

Surrey RCMP General Investigations Unit asks anyone with more information about this shooting to call them at 604-599-0502.

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This is the latest in a string of shootings in Surrey.

On Monday (March 28), a shooting happened at about 1 p.m. in the 10700-block of City Parkway. Bullet casings were found on the road but police said there was “no evidence to suggest” anyone was hurt in the shooting. A red Kia Optima suspected of being involved in the shooting was found a few days later in the 12500-block of 115 Avenue.

On March 25 around 11:30 p.m., police received a report of possible shots fired in the area of 13303 Central Avenue in Whalley. Surrey RCMP said its gang enforcement team found evidence of a shooting. A short time later, “a male arrived at a local hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries,” RCMP said in a release.

And on March 24, there was a shooting in the 12600-block of 72 Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Police said they found a male victim with non-life-threatening injuries at the scene.

And less than 24 hours earlier, on March 23, a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital after a shooting at 9:30 p.m. in the 15200-block of Flamingo Place in Guildford. Police found the victim in Newton.

Anyone with information about any of the shootings who has not yet spoken with police is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca.

With file from Beau Simpson



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