SURREY (NEWS 1130) – It has been a busy weekend for Mounties after shots were fired in a couple of different neighbourhoods between Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
They confirm there was a shooting at 84th Avenue and 121 Street at about 5:10 a.m. but no victims were found. Officers are in the area speaking to witnesses and trying to gather evidence.
Police also say there were a pair of shootings in South Surrey. Officers were called to the area of 148th and 30th Avenue around 6 p.m. Saturday, but believe shots were actually fired at around 6 that morning. Surrey RCMP was also called to that same area at 5:21 a.m. Sunday. It doesn’t look like anyone was hurt in either incident.
Marie lives in the area of 147a Street near 30th Avenue, and says she was woken up by the sound of shots being fired on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
“I knew it was gunshots but I thought, maybe it was a dream,” she explains, adding it’s unusual to see something like this happen there. “Not at all, no. Everybody knows everybody, we talk to our neighbours.”
“We’ve been here 18 years and there’s been nothing other than you know, somebody trying to break in a car that’s outside or in that sort of thing.”
Ed Perih lives along 147a street, not far from where police had been investigating. “This is an ongoing, or seemingly an ongoing, scenario in our city,” he says. “I’m quite concerned that perhaps the local politicians aren’t listening enough either.”
Perih adds the home investigators had tapped up, which appears to have been hit by bullets, has raised questions for some time.
“You know it has been in a state of sort of disrepair, uncut grass and that sort of thing for quite some time.”
RCMP haven’t said if any of these incidents was a random or targeted hit.
There have been close to 40 shootings or shots fired calls in Surrey so far this year.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.