RCMP members examine a home in the 13000 block of 60 ave friday morning following a shooting at that location. EVAN SEAL / THE LEADER

Police investigating Newton shooting

Surrey man, 44, was shot in the foot in his home on Friday morning.

Police are still piecing together details of a shooting in Newton this week.

At about 5:30 a.m. Friday, police received a 911 call from a home near 60 Avenue and 129B Street. It was a dropped call and dispatch tried calling the house a number of times before reaching a woman, who said the home was clear of any threat.

Mounties arrived to find a 44-year-old Surrey man with a gunshot wound to the right foot. It’s believed he lives in the home with the woman who answered the phone.

He was taken to hospital where he’s being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

As of 10:30 a.m., police were unclear on whether someone shot him, or if the gunshot was self-inflicted.

Mounties say both the man and the woman are well-known to police.

On Friday morning, a police dog team scoured the area around the house for a weapon.

It is not believed to be the result of a break-and-enter, and any connection with gangs has been ruled out.

The investigation continues..



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