Police in Surrey are investigating a brazen daylight drive-by shooting in a residential neighbourhood Sunday.
Surrey RCMP was called to 86th Avenue and Prestige Place around 3 p.m., where witnesses describe hearing multiple gunshots.
“I heard a car drive by and it sounded like fireworks, it was like a rapid shooting, and we just came out and saw all the debris on the ground,” said neighbour Samatha Wyse.
Wyse said bullet shells and shredded tire material were left in the street afterwards, and that police also told her one of the weapons was an automatic weapon.
A nearby parked vehicle appears to have also been struck by a stray bullet and has a smashed-out window.
Mounties say two men are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They have not identified them but confirmed Monday, a 24-year-old Vancouver resident and a 23-year-old Surrey resident are both known to police and were previously involved in the drug trade.
Caught on tape
Security video shot in the area appears to have captured the incident.
On the video, a silver pickup truck and white sedan can be seen driving towards one another, then appear to collide.
Two suspects dressed in dark clothing get out of the truck, and at least one of them appears to begin shooting an automatic weapon.
The white sedan and truck then drive off in opposite directions.
A short time later, police and firefighters were called to nearby Port Kells where a pickup truck with its licence plates removed was found engulfed in flames.
Mounties confirm it was one of the two vehicles involved in the shooting, and add they believe the incident was targeted.
RCMP Staff Sergeant Dale Carr is blunt in his reaction.
“A quiet community like this does not accept something like this activity. It’s a complete callous disregard for the public safety of this community. These types of individuals consistently put a stain on this great city.”