Surrey Mounties are investigating a shooting in Newton after a house was hit with bullets on Thursday night (Dec. 29).
No one was injured.
Police were called to the 12400-block of 79A Avenue shortly after 9 p.m.
“Investigators are still trying to take statements from the witnesses and gather CCTV footage so I would say it’s too early to say whether this was targeted or had any linkages to the Lower Mainland gang conflict,” Const. Sarbjit Sangha said Friday morning. “It was somebody on foot.”
Meantime, Cpl. Vanessa Munn noted that violent crime overall has trended down in 2022.
“That said we have seen an increase in the number of shots fired as well as homicides,” Munn said. “It is important to note that not all the incidents of shots fired or homicides are related to gangs, some are related to interpersonal conflicts, disputes, intimate partner violence etcetera.”
Munn said the Surrey RCMP responded to 62 reports of shots fired in 2022.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca to remain anonymous.