SURREY — Police are hunting for a motive after a 40-year-old man was shot in the leg while riding in a Surrey Metro taxi early Thursday morning.
The shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m., near 143rd Street and 109th Avenue in Whalley.
Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl said the passenger’s injury is “minor” and the taxi driver was not hit. Police have not yet established who was the intended target.
“Several gunshots had been fired at the taxi shattering the window and grazing the male in the leg,” McColl said. “Initial indications are this incident is likely targeted.”
The victim has been released from hospital.
“Motive for the shooting is not known,” McColl said.
Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Unit is investigating.
Meanwhile, Mounties have not yet identified any suspects or a motive for a shooting this past weekend that landed two men in hospital with serious injuries. The pair were dropped off at a local hospital, suffering from gunshot wounds, shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.
— with a file from Beau Simpson