At 8:40am police were called to the area of 96th Avenue and 116th Street after a man was reported to have been shot. The victim, a 33 year old man from Surrey was taken to hospital and the extent of his injuries is still to be determined. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and is still outstanding. A nearby school, Royal Heights Elementary was locked out temporarily as a precaution while police investigated.
Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit (SCU) is leading this investigation. Investigators believe that the shooting was targeted and that there was no risk to the general public or staff and students at Royal Heights Elementary. Police say it is too early in the investigation to say with certainty if this incident is related to drugs or other shootings.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you would like to provide information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.