SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Mounties south of the Fraser River have their hands full after a day filled with gun violence in Surrey ended with one man in the hospital late last night and that was just one of three attacks in the city in less than 12 hours.
At about 10:30 p.m. in the Fleetwood area, one man was shot in a car and the attack is being treated as a targeted hit. His injuries are not life-threatening.
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Three hours earlier in nearby Clayton Heights, shots were fired between two cars near 72nd Avenue and 192nd Street.
“We looked at each other and joked that it was gunshots,” says one witness who can’t believe the level of gunfire lately.
That shooting followed an attack on 80th Avenue over the noon hour. Police say a man on a motorcycle shot at a car — he hit the vehicle and a garage. Luckily, no one was hurt but the suspect took off.
There have been more than 30 shootings or shots fired calls in Surrey so far this year and this latest gun violence comes just over a week after one member Surrey RCMP’s top brass publicly identified five men, who he says, pose a risk to public safety.
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Investigators say the men have been recent targets of shootings and they’re warning those who interact with the men to take extra precautions.
Anyone with information about any of these cases is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.