Shots fired in Whalley, British Columbia

Surrey, BC – Surrey RCMP is advising the public of a shooting that occurred in Whalley this afternoon and asking that anyone who sees the suspect vehicle – a Red Kia Optima British Columbia License Plate KE0 43M (reported stolen) to call police immediately. Investigators are actively working to identify the suspects and the intended target of this shooting; a motive has not yet been determined.

On March 28, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of shots fire in the 10700-block of City Parkway. Surrey Frontline officers along with CFSEU-BC’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team attended the area and located evidence consistent with a shooting. Police did not locate anyone with injuries and have no evidence to suggest anyone was struck.

Shots Fired
File Photo – Shots Fired

The alleged suspect vehicle was last seen northbound on City Parkway and is described as a Red Kia Optima British Columbia license plate KE0 43M, which has been reported as stolen. Police are asking anyone who sees this vehicle to call 911 immediately.

“Police have significant overt and covert officers assigned to target those who bring violence to our streets, often as a result of street level drug trafficking disputes or interpersonal conflicts between gang members,” says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn. “Our Surrey Gang Enforcement Team is working closely with CFSEU-BC to target these individuals related to the drug trade and gang violence.”

“Gun violence has impacted every community in the Lower Mainland and criminals who are putting us all at risk due to their actions have no respect for us or city boundaries,” says CFSEU-BC’s Staff Sergeant Lindsey Houghton. “We are united with the Surrey RCMP and all of our policing partners to do everything we can to disrupt these incidents before they happen and ensure those who are committing these violent acts are held accountable. This is the fourth incident of shots fired in six days in Surrey. Indications are the three previous shootings (March 23-25) were targeted. Investigators are examining possible links to the drug trade and Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.”

With an uptick of gun violence in the region, police are asking the public to be extra vigilant in reporting suspicious activity to police. This includes any possible drug trafficking, as well as unknown vehicles idling for long periods in your neighborhood. Anyone with information about this latest shooting or any other recent targeted shooting is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

File # 2022-44275

Surrey RCMP

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