Shootings in Surrey, B.C. prompt heavy police presence and school closure
Two shootings led police to a home in Newton Tuesday morning, resulting in a heavy police presence in the neighbourhood and a school closure.
At 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, police received a report of shots fired involving two vehicles near 125 Street and 80 Avenue. Police found bullet casings at the scene but the vehicles were gone. There have been no reports of any injuries.
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Then, at 12:18 a.m., Surrey RCMP were called to the 13200-block of 67B Avenue following a drive-by shooting. Police say it appears a parked vehicle was the target. No injuries have been reported in this incident either.
“The police believe the two shootings are linked and the parties involved are known to each other,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann in a release. “Fortunately no injuries have been reported.”
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The investigation led police to a home in the 12500-block of 58B Avenue. A dozen police cars blocked off the street as well as heavily armed police and an RCMP armoured vehicle.
As a precaution, nearby J.T. Brown Elementary School, located at 12530 60 Ave., was closed Tuesday morning as a precaution. The school reopened at 12:25 p.m. for all students.
All roads in the area have also been reopened.
At least one vehicle was towed and a couple of men were led away in handcuffs and later released. No one has been taken into custody and no charges have been laid.
Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit is leading this investigation.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
— With files from Grace Ke and Jordan Armstrong
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