Nine arrested in overnight shooting outside South Surrey hotel, retirement home

Police were at a South Surrey hotel early Monday, following reports of shots fired



Nine people – five men and four teenage boys – have been arrested in connection with shots fired outside of a South Surrey hotel early Monday morning.

Police responded to reports of gunfire in the parking lot of the Pacific Inn, at 1160 King George Blvd., around 3:10 a.m. Shell casings were located, and one person was treated for injuries suffered as a result of broken glass.

According to Surrey RCMP Sgt. Alanna Dunlop, initial investigation has revealed that the shots were fired between two vehicles as a result of an altercation.

Police believe the incident was targeted and that the individuals involved were known to each other.

However, its occurrence in a public area is “concerning,” Dunlop told Peace Arch News Monday.

One resident of the nearby Crescent Gardens Retirement Community – which shares the parking lot – told CTV News that multiple shots were fired.

Scene of shooting

“First I was woken up by four or five shots and then another barrage of shots,” the senior said.

Two vehicles were seen fleeing the area. Dunlop said one was located “fairly nearby and shortly thereafter,” and that police believe a second vehicle located in another jurisdiction is also connected.

“I can’t confirm at this point if we’ve arrested everyone involved,” she  said, noting more arrests are possible.

“We do believe that we have the two vehicles that were involved.”

Dunlop would not confirm reports that a bullet had struck the Crescent Gardens complex, which is home to about 150 seniors.

“I can’t confirm anything to do with where bullets may have gone,” Dunlop said, as police continued to assess the scene.

Crescent Gardens manager Julia Glover also would not confirm the report.

“All I can say is the residents are all OK, everybody’s fine and the police are investigating,” Glover told PAN Monday morning.

Glover said the incident has “been the talk of the community here… We’re just trying to be a normal day and get on with our business here.”

Dunlop said the person injured by glass fragments is not believed to have been associated with the gunfire. She had “no information” as to why the individuals involved were in the area, or if they were guests of the hotel.

Pacific Inn manager Erik Nielsen told PAN he did not believe they were staying at the hotel.  The hotel’s front entrance was cordoned off while police investigated, however, the facility remained open for business.

“There’s nothing (affected) inside the hotel,” Nielsen said.

Police remained on the scene for several hours Monday, determining the movement of the vehicles involved, the trajectories of the bullets fired and speaking to neighbours and witnesses.

No further updates were available prior to PAN’s press deadline Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Homicide investigators called in after man dies following ‘disturbance’ in Surrey

Surrey RCMP don’t believe the incident was random or connected to gang conflict

Event set to light up White Rock’s Memorial Park

Inaugural Festival of Lights will launch on Dec. 6

PHOTOS: White Rock marks Remembrance Day

Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning to give thanks to veterans

‘One Night Out’: Sleeping outside in Surrey for youth homelessness

In 2018, 200 people spent the night sleeping in a parking lot for restaurant franchise’s fundraising effort

VIDEO: One injured in north Surrey shooting Sunday

Male victim taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Environment Canada issuses snowfall warning for Okanagan

Snow is expected to be replaced with rain in the afternoon

Report predicts drug resistance likely to kill 400,000 Canadians by 2050

This increase is expected to cost Canada 396,000 lives, $120 billion in hospital expenses

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Coquihalla drivers urged to be careful amid freezing rain alert

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

14 SeaBus cancellations, free rides for veterans from TransLink on Remembrance Day

Free rides also available for current Armed Forces members, first responders

Most Read