Police were still at the scene Sunday. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: Three Clayton Heights homes struck by bullets, weapons, explosives and drug paraphernalia found

Police on scene in the area of 196 Street and 68A Avenue in Surrey

Surrey RCMP issued a statement Sunday evening confirming shots were fired in a residential area of Clayton Heights the day before, and revealed “weapons, explosives and precursors to drug production” were found at the scene.

Police tape is up around a house on 196 Street near 68A Avenue, after neighbours said police swarmed the area Saturday night following a report of gunfire within a house in the normally quiet neighbourhood.

”Surrey RCMP is investigating a delayed report of damage to a residence caused by gunfire in the Clayton area of Surrey,” the release states.

“On Aug. 5, Surrey RCMP received a report of damage to a home in the 6800-block of 196 Street that had occurred the previous day and was consistent with gun shots. At scene, police observed three residences had been struck by bullets. Thankfully no one was injured in the incident.

“Surrey RCMP General Investigations Unit (GIU) is leading this investigation. While analyzing the scene police located weapons, explosives, and precursors to drug production. GIU is working in partnership with the Surrey RCMP Drug Unit and the BC RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU). Preliminary examination by investigators has determined the scene is not a risk to the public and police will be taking every precaution to ensure public safety.

Investigators will remain on scene until the area is made safe, said Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

“A careful and methodical examination of the buildings is required. Officers will be canvassing the neighbourhood in the hopes of locating potential witnesses. At this time no suspects have been identified.”

It was the latest reported Surrey shooting incident in a series in recent weeks.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

Schumann said no further updates available until the media office re-opens on Tuesday after the long weekend.

Police at the scene of shooting incident on 196 St. near 68A avenue. No injuries reported. #langleytimes #langley #surreybc

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The scene of an alleged shooting incident near the Surrey-Langley border. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

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