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RCMP say shooting on Highway 1 was targeted, linked to gang conflict

Last Updated Sep 7, 2017 at 2:08 pm PDT

A man was shot while driving on Highway 1 near the Surrey/Langley border overnight. He managed to pull over and call police. (Photo courtesy Shane MacKichan)

Victim wasn't seriously injured and was able to pull over

Police say latest gunfire is linked to Lower Mainland gang violence

LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) – Mounties in Langley have now taken over the investigation after shots were fired in the middle of Highway 1 near the Langley/Surrey border at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police say it looks like shots were fired from a 1994 or 1995 four-door black Acura into a white Jeep while both vehicles were travelling westbound on Highway 1 between 200th Street and 192nd Street.

The driver of the Jeep, who wasn’t seriously injured, was able to drive to the area of 96th Avenue and 176th Street and wait for help before being taken to the hospital to be treated.

Soon after investigators were able to track down the suspect vehicle. “This investigation is still in its early stages, however, Langley RCMP can confirm that this was a targeted incident that is related to the ongoing Lower Mainland drug conflicts,” says Corporal Holly Largy.

Surrey RCMP is also helping them with this investigation.

If you know anything about this case you’re asked to call Langley RCMP at 604.532.3200 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.