Surrey RCMP are investigating after shots were fired in the Newton area Thursday (March 24).
In a news release, police confirm evidence “consistent with a shooting” was located in the 12600-block of 72 Avenue just before 7:30 p.m.
“A male victim with non-life threatening injuries was located,” the release continues.
Police say while the investigation is in its early stages, all indications are that the shooting was targeted.
A police closure of 68 Avenue from 126 to 128 Streets was reportedly connected to the shooting. According to a witness, several casings were located on the road and sidewalk in the 12700-block of 68 Avenue.
The incident was the second targeted shooting in Surrey in less than 24 hours.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday (March 23), a 19-year-old man was taken to hospital after shots were fired in the Guildford area. The victim was located in Newton.
Police said that victim’s injuries were also considered non-life-threatening.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the detachment at 604-599-0502. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca
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