Surrey had a spate of violent attacks over the weekend that saw one man shot, another stabbed in a robbery attempt and two others beaten with bats in three separate instances.
Surrey RCMP were kept busy Sunday morning starting at 1 a.m. when they responded to a call and found two men, 20 and 21 years old from Surrey, who had been beaten with baseball bats near 132 Street and 80 Avenue. One of them received a laceration on his head and the other had a fractured jaw. Both men were taken to hospital and released.
Police do not believe the victims knew their attackers and say the motive for the attack is unclear, however, alcohol is believed to be a factor.
An hour-and-a-half later, a man was attacked at 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard by six men trying to steal his ring. The 39-year-old man from Surrey suffered stab wounds to the abdomen, and was treated at hospital and released.
Then at 4:30 a.m., a 33-year-old Vancouver man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and arm after attending a party near 92 Avenue and 147A Street.
Investigators aren’t sure whether those involved were known to each other, but believe the shooting was the result of an altercation.
Several people of interest have been taken into police custody.
Police are asking anyone who has information about any of these incidents to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).