NEWTON — A man was sent to hospital after a car was shot up near Bear Creek Park Monday afternoon as Surrey’s relentless shooting spree continues.
Surrey has recorded 31 shootings this year so far. This is the third shooting in just three days.
Police were on scene at 86A Avenue and 140th Street at about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon after reports of shots being fired. A black BMW at the scene had its window shot out.
Police say a man who appears to have been shot was found at the scene and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have no suspects at this time and believe this was a targeted incident.
On Sunday, just before 6 p.m., gunfire rang out at the corner of 88th Avenue and 132nd Street. Surrey RCMP believes two vehicles were stopped at a red light when someone in an SUV fired multiple shots at a car. Police say the suspect’s vehicle was last seen travelling south on 132nd Street from 88th Avenue.
No injuries have been reported. Police say they have no suspects and have made no arrests and don’t know if these latest shootings are linked to the others.
Before that, on Saturday at about 8 p.m., Surrey RCMP received several reports of shots being fired in the 12200-block of 92nd Avenue, near Kirkbride Elementary. Police say a man was shot but he is expected to survive. A vehicle was seen driving away from the area but police do not have a description of it.
On Friday, Surrey RCMP revealed a jaw-dropping 28 “shots-fired incidents” since Jan. 1. That’s half of last year’s entire tally in the first three months of 2016.
During Friday’s press conference, Supt. Manny Mann said the increase in gunfire is “understandably causing concern for the public and the police.”
Police say most are related to the drug trade and a handful of the 30 incidents are believed to be connected to a new drug war different from last year’s dial-a-dope turf war.
There has so far been three arrests related to the incidents. Police haven’t put a name to the two new groups but characterized them as low-level players.
Mann appealed to people with information to “do the right thing” and call police.