SURREY (NEWS 1130) – This week marks one month since Surrey RCMP publicly shamed five men who’ve been targets in a series of shootings in that city this year.
But despite asking for help, no tips have come in. And the lack of information from the public, witnesses, and family and friends of those involved is starting to frustrate investigators who are hoping for a break sooner than later.
Corporal Scotty Schumann says not getting any help is affecting officers handling the case.
“It’s very frustrating, any time that we can’t solve a crime. Certainly, we want to improve the security and the livability in the city. But when our investigation sort of comes to a head and we can’t move forward anymore, it takes a toll.”
“It takes a toll on members who are really engaged in these files, investigating them and wanting to see them come to a head,” he adds.
There have been more than 30 shootings or shots fired calls in Surrey so far this year.
Last month, RCMP identified five targets as Karman Singh Grewal, 25, from Vancouver; Manbir Singh Grewal, 28, and Ibrahim Amjed Ibrahim, 29, from Coquitlam; Indervir Singh Johal, 23, and Harmeet Singh Sanghera, 23, from Surrey.
Police say they have all refused to provide statements or information. The men are still considered targets and police fear those around them could also get hurt.