A shooting that took place in a residential area in Surrey on Wednesday is believed to be targeted but not related to gangs or drugs, according to initial findings from investigators.
Around 11:15 p.m. on January 9, RCMP responded to a report of a shooting at a townhouse complex in the 9500 block of Prince Charles Boulevard in Surrey.
At the scene, investigators found evidence of gunfire and a motor vehicle collision.
According to a Surrey RCMP news release, investigators believe a light-coloured Jeep Wrangler drove into a grey Toyota Sienna, and the jeep driver opened fired at the Sienna before both vehicles departed.
A 17-year-old male passenger in the Sienna had been shot and was taken to Surrey Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police located the suspect vehicle and took the driver into custody, and both vehicles have been seized.
Investigators believe this was a targeted and isolated incident that is unrelated to gang conflict or drug trafficking.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information or dash-cam footage, are asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Surrey's first shooting in 2019 occurred on January 2 at a residence in the Guildford area. RCMP arrested 30-year-old Christopher Boucher and 42-year-old Jamie Timbs, who have both received multiple charges.