Two 16-year-old boys charged in shooting targeting South Surrey home

Click to play video: 'B.C. Sikh activist’s home targeted in early-morning shooting'
B.C. Sikh activist’s home targeted in early-morning shooting
WATCH: RCMP are investigating after shots were fired at a home in South Surrey. And members of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara claim the target was a close associate of the slain Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Troy Charles reports. – Feb 2, 2024

RCMP say two teens accused of shooting up a South Surrey home earlier this month have now been criminally charged.

Police were called to the home in the 2800-block of 154 Street around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 1 to reports of shots fired.

Earlier this month, Mounties said they had raided a home on 140 Street near 77 Avenue, where they seized three guns and multiple electronic devices.

Click to play video: 'Gurdwara members comment on South Surrey shooting'
Gurdwara members comment on South Surrey shooting

In a Tuesday media release, Surrey RCMP said prosecutors had approved charges of discharging a firearm and possessing a loaded prohibited firearm against two 16-year-old boys.

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Both teens remain in custody pending an upcoming court appearance. Neither can be named because they are minors.

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The home targeted in the shooting belongs to a prominent B.C. Sikh activist with ties to murdered Gurdwara president Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The federal government has alleged Indian government involvement in that killing.

Click to play video: 'Community on edge after shooting at home of Sikh activist'
Community on edge after shooting at home of Sikh activist

Following the gunfire, members of the Sikh community held a press conference where they said two shooters had fired more than a dozen bullets, narrowly missing a six-year-old boy.

In their media release, RCMP said despite speculation circulating that the attack was connected to foreign interference, police had no evidence to suggest such a connection.

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