Shooting in Surrey prompts lockdown of two schools

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A shooting in Surrey that happened late this morning prompted the closure of two nearby schools, according to the Surrey RCMP.

At around 11:40 a.m., police received calls about shots that were fired at a home in the 12700 block of 67 B Avenue. The resident in the home thought someone was setting off fireworks behind his house, and when he went outside to investigate, he found his house had been struck by bullets.

When police arrived, they found several bullet casings scattered around the back alley. So far there are no witnesses, nor is there a clear motive for the residents of that home being targeted and there were no injuries.

However, the RCMP stop short of calling the shooting random, as no other houses were hit in the neighbourhood.

Two schools in the area were temporarily on lockdown immediately following the shooting, but have since reopened.

Detectives will be canvassing the neighbourhood to find witnesses and surveillance footage. If you have any information on this incident, contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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