Targeted Surrey shooting leaves 2 men seriously injured: RCMP

A heavy police presence is seen in the area of 80th avenue and Scott Road after two men were seriously injured in a targeted shooting. Photo: Shane MacKichan. Shane MacKichan

Two men are recovering in hospital from serious injuries after a targeted shooting in Surrey’s Newton neighborhood Friday night.

Surrey RCMP say they responded to a report of shots fired in the 12200-block of 80B Avenue at about 6:45 p.m., and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene.

In a Saturday update, police said the two men were now in stable condition.

“One of the men had an outstanding warrant and it now in police custody,” Surrey RCMP spokesperson Const. Sarbjit Sangha said in a media release.

“While still early in the investigation, this shooting is believed to be linked to the drug trade and the Lower Mainland gang conflict.”

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Police are still searching for the suspect, believed to have fled in a vehicle, but did not provide a description.

RCMP confirmed Saturday that a torched vehicle found in Delta Friday night was believed to be linked to the shooting.

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A police presence is expected in the area for some time as officers gather evidence.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Surrey RCMP.

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