The RCMP say they are working to determine whether a shooting in Surrey last weekend that sent a man to hospital was a case of mistaken identity.
The break-and-enter and gunfire in the 5800-block of 129 Street on Oct. 3 left a 67-year-old man in critical condition with gunshot wounds, according to police.
The victim is not known to police and remains in critical, but stable condition, Surrey RCMP said Wednesday.
“This investigation has unique circumstances that are adding to its complexity,” spokesperson Cpl. Elenore Sturko said in a media release. “The community wants to know if this could be a case of mistaken identity, and that is one of the key questions investigators are still working to determine.”
Police sources have told Global News the suspect broke into the victim’s townhouse, went upstairs, and shot the 67-year-old several times as he lay sleeping.
Sources have also revealed that a known gang associate lives near the victim, and that the senior may not have been the intended target.
Mounties have released a photo of a white Nissan Rogue seen in the area at the time of shooting.
Investigators said they believe the driver has information that will help them in their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.