OUR VIEW: Let’s find Surrey pellet-gun punks

Those who do have information – if they are also possessed of a conscience – must contact police

To know your young child is being hunted by subhuman creatures with pellet guns must be like suffering the tortures of the damned.

Imagine, then, how this victim who has been targeted must be feeling.

An unthinkable scenario is playing itself out in Cloverdale as police investigate two recent incidents where the same 12-year-old boy was shot at with pellet guns, bringing cowardly bullying to an entirely new level of despicable.

On Feb. 3, the boy was shot in the face and neck while enjoying a time-honoured Canadian rite of passage at Hillcrest Park – sledding – a winter activity which any child, in any self-respecting country, should be free to enjoy without fear of being shot at.

Police in that case are looking for two suspects; one who was wearing a black jacket, toque and a camouflaged mask and another who wore grey pants, and a black hat. Both had allegedly been carrying pellet rifles.

The boy was shot at a second time, on the night of Feb. 13, in an alley just blocks away from the first incident, once again with a pellet gun.

Police reported he received “minor” injuries as a result – physical, anyway.

Words simply escape us. Surely somebody must have at least a sneaking suspicion as to who these people – a word we use loosely – are who’ve done this.

Those who do have information – if they are also possessed of a conscience – must contact police with what they know so hopefully these pellet-gun attacks are stopped before more damage is done.

Now-Leader



edit@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Surrey policing plan sent to provincial government for review

‘I urge our residents to come out and help us shape their Surrey Police Department,’ Surrey mayor says

Surrey councillors say they’ve now seen policing transition plan

Locke and Hundial decline to share details of the plan, repeat calls for its release to residents

RCMP target speeders in White Rock, Surrey

Officers throughout the province launch Swoop campaign

Cloverdale high school raising money for first-ever grad dinner

Bottle and clothing drive will fundraise for Cloverdale Learning Centre’s first graduation dinner

Roadside device to weed out THC can’t detect impairment, lawyer says

‘This fact alone is likely to have serious implications for Canadians’ Charter Rights,’ lawyer Sarah Leamon warns

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Coquitlam RCMP release video in search for witness to crash that killed girl, 13

Witness is described as a slim Asian man with short, black hair, no facial hair and wearing glasses

Four rescued from Golden Ears mountain

Hikers from Surrey started out for Evans Peak at 6 p.m.

Most Read