WATCH ABOVE: Grace Ke reports live from the scene in Surrey.
Two people were taken to hospital after a shooting in Surrey early Friday morning.
RCMP say at about 1 a.m. they received several calls from people living in the 12300 block of Iona Place, saying they heard gunshots.
Surrey RCMP patrol officers, as well as the Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT), Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS), and the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) responded to the calls and found the two injured men.
One of the victims, in his mid-20s, is in critical condition but is expected to survive. The second victim, a man in his early 20s and known to police, sustained minor wounds.
RCMP do not have any suspects in custody and can only describe them at this point as three or four men in their early 20s.
“Surrey RCMP is investigating this matter thoroughly with the Serious Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Services still on scene,” said Cpl. Scotty Schumann in a release. “Officers will be combing the area to identify more witnesses and any evidence. This appears to have been a targeted shooting and police don’t believe there is any further risk to the public.”
At this time, police said there has been no link identified to the recent shootings surrounding low-level drug dealing in the city, but they are still speaking with witnesses.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.