Surrey RCMP investigating a shooting on a residential street in Newton Sunday (July 29). (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

Surrey RCMP investigate ‘targeted’ Sunday shooting

Shots were fired in the 7800-block of 138th Street around 4:30 p.m., police say

NEWTON – Police are investigating after a “targeted” shooting in Newton Sunday afternoon, in what is Surrey’s 29th shots-fired incident of 2018.

At approximately 4:35 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to reports of gunfire in a residential area in the 7800-block of 138th Street.

“Police are on scene and have confirmed such an event as having occurred,” according to a Surrey RCMP release sent Sunday night.

Police believe this was a targeted shooting and say there is “no public safety concern known at this time.”

No one was hurt in the shooting, according to Surrey RCMP.

A Black Press Media freelancer at the scene said there were bullet holes in a home on the street.

There are unconfirmed reports that a suspect was seen fleeing on foot, according to the freelancer, who said the K-9 unit and heavily armed officers searching the area for a suspect.

“Investigators are taking statements from witnesses and will take all of their observations into account,” said Surrey RCMP Corporal Elenore Sturko.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca.

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