Surrey RCMP say 5 men connected to 4 recent shootings

WATCH: The shootings have rattled many people in a community that has for years dealt with ongoing violence and crime. Asa Rehman reports.

VANCOUVER – Mounties in Surrey are hoping the public can provide them with more information on five men who are connected to four recent shootings in Surrey.

Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy says officers are working hard to solve these shootings, which they believe involve low-level drug dealers.

Police are looking for five men who are known to them:

  • Pardip BRAR (Delta resident, age 20)
  • Indervir JOHAL (Surrey resident, age 21)
  • Amrit KULAR (Surrey resident, age 20)
  • Pardeep SINGH (Surrey resident, age 20, no photo available)
  • Sameh MOHAMMED (Surrey resident, age 20)
Left: Indervir Johal. Right: Amrit Kular.
Left: Pardip Brar. Right: Sameh Mohammed.

They are also looking for three vehicles associated with these men: a grey Volkswagen Passat or Jetta, a black Acura TL and a white SUV. These vehicles have been seen in the vicinity of the shootings.

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In the past few days there have been six shootings in the Surrey and Langley area.

Police are confirming the two most recent shootings, in Surrey (shots fired at a home in the area of 95 Avenue and 126A Street) and Langley, do not appear to be related to the four shootings on March 10.

The first shooting happened on March 10 at 4 a.m. and involved a 20-year-old male being dropped off at a local hospital after suffering gunshot injuries. Surrey RCMP spoke to the victim and investigators continued to gather information about the incident.

At the time, police were unable to find out how the man was shot. The victim was treated and later released from hospital.

Later the same day at 5:50 p.m. police found a vehicle that had been involved in a shooting. Thinking the vehicle may have been involved in the earlier shooting, police seized the vehicle.

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A little more than an hour later Surrey RCMP was notified by the BC Ambulance Service that they were heading to a shooting with a male victim near 128th Street and 76 Avenue. The victim, a 20-year-old Surrey man, was taken to a local hospital for treatment and later released.

WATCH: The number of shootings in Surrey over the past 48 hours has climbed to six. John Daly has the details.

Later that night at 11 p.m., Surrey RCMP had several reports of gunshots being heard near the area of 128th Street and 76 Avenue. When police arrived on the scene they were told by witnesses that four dark-coloured vehicles were seen leaving the area following the gunshots.

Surrey RCMP Supt. Bill Fordy says these incidents are a “great concern.” He says they are actively investigating these files, but the victims have been mostly uncooperative.

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“At this point we believe that all six of these shootings were targeted, four of which are related,” he says. “The four related shootings involve people who are involved in low-level drug activity. Low-level drug crime. From the intelligence that has been gathered so far, there is nothing to indicate that these shootings are related to organized crime.”

“However, these people are clearly violent and have shown a complete disregard for public safety.”

“For those involved in these shootings or people who know them – I ask you to think about the safety of your family, friends and the general public. The manner that you have chosen to resolve this dispute is careless and unacceptable.”

“For the citizens of Surrey, I offer you my commitment that we are working extremely hard on all of these events – not only to solve the cases that have occurred but to safeguard against any further incidents.”

WATCH: Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy updates the media on the investigation involving five shootings in Surrey.

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