Family shocked after Newton home shot up

Homeowner tells The Leader he heard 15 to 20 shots, and about 15 of those hit his home Monday morning



He thought he was hearing fireworks or maybe a TV show.

Harjinder Dhaliwal was shocked to learn someone was peppering his home with bullets.

Dhaliwal said in an interview with The Leader he was in the basement of his home with his son on Monday when shots rang out at about 11:40 a.m.

Upstairs in the 12700-block 67B Avenue home were Dhaliwal’s dad and his brother’s son.

“Everybody is okay,” he said.

He said it was a half-day at school and said there was a fair amount of activity in the neighbourhood at the time.

“I see one kid, 15 to 17 years old, he was looking at my house, like he knows my son, maybe they are friends?” Dhaliwal said.

He then heard 15 to 20 shots. At first, he thought it was fireworks.

“Then my dad, he was upstairs, then he tells me, ‘somebody shoot,’ Dhaliwal said.

He couldn’t believe someone would shoot at his home, so Dhaliwal went outside to check.

“There were 12 to 15 (bullet) holes I see,” Dhaliwal said. “We think we are lucky nobody was hurt.

He said he’s never seen anything like this and told The Leader there are no drugs or illegal activity in his home.

“It’s very scary,” he said. “Everybody afraid, you know?”

Police say they arrived to find several gun shell casings. Schools in the area were briefly locked down but have since re-opened.

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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