Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 call on Monday, September 14th at approximately 10pm for a reported shooting in Newton. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that a shooting had in fact occurred and found an unharmed male at the scene.
Corporal Joanie Sidhu reports, “The early indication was that the male victim had been pursued by two men at the time of the shooting and that the parties involved in the shooting are believed to be known to one another and are associated with the Lower Mainland gang conflict.”
Police are investigating a shooting last night in the 12900 block of 65A Avenue. Indications are that this is a targeted incident related to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. No report of injuries, investigation ongoing. pic.twitter.com/hAO50L0f4t
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) September 15, 2020
Investigations are still under way for the conflict and no arrests have been made as of yet but the conflict has been linked to gang related activity in the Lower Mainland. However, the Surrey RCMP are diligent and determined in keeping the violence at bay and say that these kinds of conflicts are not to be tolerated in their community.