Shooting near Surrey elementary school haunts young witness
WATCH: Surrey’s latest shooting happened when children were playing outside. John Hua spoke to one young witness about how close she was to the gunfire.
Investigators in Surrey are dealing with another shooting.
It happened at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday. Police received a report of shots fired in the area of 134 Street and 70b Avenue, just a couple of blocks away from an elementary school.
Officers found evidence consistent with shots being fired in the area.
No one appears to have been hurt.
Witnesses tell Global News suspects in two black-coloured vehicles were shooting at each other while children were playing on the street.
Eleven-year-old Britney Pineo was playing outside when the shots were fired last night. The young girl grabbed her four-year-old friend, hit the ground and then ran inside a house. Pineo says she saw a black car speeding away.
“We all heard four bangs and then another kid came running out saying that was gunshots,” said Pineo. “So I grabbed my friend who is only four and I took her inside. Then her brother came…saying, ‘get inside, lock the doors.'”
Despite her heroics, the thought of bullets flying in her neighbourhood continues to haunt the 11-year-old.
“I keep on thinking about it,” she said. “I’m scared it might happen again, but I might actually get shot next time.”
Surrey RCMP are investigating and canvassing the neighbourhood for more information.
The investigation is in its early stages and officers are still trying to determine if this incident is linked to any of the previous shootings that have occurred in Surrey and Delta.
There have been more than two dozen shootings in the area since March, some of them connected to low-level drug trafficking.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca
-with files from Paula Baker and Jon Azpiri