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BC, Surrey's gang units called in after that city's latest shooting

Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 6:36 am PDT

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Summary

One man injured in shooting, eventually tracked down by police

Shots were fired at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The Surrey gang unit has been called in to help Mounties investigate Metro Vancouver’s latest shooting that happened in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday.

The violent drama unfolded outside a business complex at the corner of 32nd Avenue and 152nd Street.

At about 3:30 p.m. the Mounties received numerous calls about shots fired. When they got there they discovered one man had been shot and he had taken off, despite being injured. Officers eventually found him and took him to the hospital where it was discovered his injuries were not life-threatening.

They’re calling this a targeted hit, adding the victim is known to police.

A commercial building, a home and a car were all struck by bullets.

Both the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit have been brought in to help with the investigation.

“Police are actively seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police. Their information may be the one piece that completes the puzzle,” says Surrey RCMP Staff Sergeant Dale Carr. “This incident once again demonstrates the lack of respect and concern that people engaged in this behaviour have for the community.”

There have been more than two dozen shootings or shots fired calls in Surrey so far this year.

Anyone with more information about this case, who hasn’t spoken to police yet, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).