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'Routine check' at Surrey SkyTrain Station preceded shooting

Transit Police speak with Surrey RCMP after a transit cop fired on a vehicle. - Shane MacKichan/Photo
Transit Police speak with Surrey RCMP after a transit cop fired on a vehicle.
— image credit: Shane MacKichan/Photo

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has handed an investigation of a transit police shooting back to the Surrey RCMP after it was determined no one was hurt.

Police are still looking for a man who ran from a transit officer after the officer fired shots at him at the Gateway SkyTrain Station in North Surrey.

The IIO is called in to investigate any officer-related shooting.

"Officers were reportedly conducting a routine check of an adult male in the area," the IIO stated in a release Tuesday. "According to police, the male became non-compliant with their directions.  Shots were fired by an officer as the male left the area in a vehicle."

The main reason the IIO became involved was due to the possibility someone might have been seriously injured.

"Today, the IIO was able to confirm that no injuries were reported by the male or any other person involved," the statement said.

The Surrey RCMP could not be reached by Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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