Police investigate Surrey's 12th drive-by shooting since March


Surrey RCMP are investigating the city’s 12th drive-by shooting since the beginning of March after shots were allegedly fired from a vehicle Wednesday morning in Newton.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. on April 1, police received several reports of shots being fired out of a vehicle near the intersection of 128th Street and 64th Avenue in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood. According to police, witnesses claim a male passenger was firing at a black Honda from a silver vehicle.

Officers patrolled the area on the lookout for either car or their passengers, but could not locate any suspects. It is unknown if any passengers incurred injuries.

With a large number of drive-by shootings having occurred recently in Surrey, NDP MLA Sue Hammell voiced an angered response to The Vancouver Sun.

“This is just frickin’ outrageous,” said told the paper. “People are very, very frightened. I have never seen this kind of carelessness and complete disregard for the community they live in. We worry about our reputation; I think we should worry about our safety.”

An investigation by Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is ongoing. If you have information regarding this incident, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477.

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