SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Police say targets of recent shootings continue to pose a risk to the public in Surrey.
In an effort to try and ensure safety, police are identifying five men who are believed to be the targets of shots fired over the past two months.
The targets are identified as 25-year-old Karman Singh Grewal from Vancouver, 28-year-old Manbir Singh Grewal and 29-year-old Ibrahim Amjed Ibrahim from Coquitlam, 23-year-old Indervir Singh Johal and 23-year-old Harmeet Singh Sanghera from Surrey.
Mounties are advising anyone who interacts with any of these men to use caution.
“(They) have all refused to provide statements or information. At this point we must assume that these men continue to be targets,” says Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald with the Surrey RCMP.
“There is clearly a conflict between these men and those who are targeting them,” he explains. “At this point I cannot provide details about what that conflict may be but as we are still confirming those facts, our investigators are still working to determine the source.”
There’s been a recent increase in the number of shooting incidents in Surrey, with six files involving shots fired reported in the month of July alone.
There have been 27 files that involve shots being fired since the beginning of the year in that city.
Though that number is a 47 per cent decrease over what Surrey saw in the same time period last year, McDonald believes that number is still too high.
“The Surrey RCMP continues to appeal to the public for information regarding these ongoing investigations,” says McDonald. “If you know someone or know something about those involved in any of these shootings you need to do the right thing and call police, or call Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.”
Mounties also ask that you report anything suspicious.
“Specifically our recent investigations have revealed that often these suspects are lying in wait in idling vehicles or following their intended targets.”