Charges laid in January 9th shooting in Surrey

By March 6, 2019News

At approximately 11:15 pm on January 9, 2019, Surrey RCMP responded to reports that a 17 year old male was seriously injured in a shooting outside of a townhouse complex. Surrey RCMP Frontline officers responded and located evidence consistent with shots being fired as well as a motor vehicle collision. Shortly after the shooting, an adult male was arrested and taken into police custody.

 The Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit continued the investigation and charges have been laid against a 32 year-old male from Surrey.

 Rajinder Sandhu is currently facing six charges which include:

·         Attempted Murder

·         Discharging a firearm with intent

·         Discharging a restricted firearm

·         Possession of a restricted firearm

·         Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition

·         Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

Investigators believe this was a targeted incident which stemmed from an earlier dispute between parties known to one another, however, the victim in this case was not believed to be the intended target. This incident is not believed to be related to gang activity or the drug trade.

Mr Sandu remains in custody at this time.

Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca.