Update (September 5): Surrey RCMP released an image of a black Dodge Journey, which is a suspect vehicle in the September 3 shooting in the 15900 block of 111th Avenue in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey.
Anyone with information about this vehicle or any information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Original article (September 4):
After a shooting left two men injured in Surrey’s Fraser Heights area yesterday, Surrey RCMP are warning citizens that one of the victims is a risk to public safety, particularly anyone involved in the drug trade.
Around 4:50 p.m. on September 3, RCMP received several reports about gunfire in the 15900 block of 111th Avenue in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds, who were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators believe that it was a targeted incident linked to drug trafficking in the area.
Surrey RCMP are now cautioning the public about one of the victims, Thomas Gabriel Saul, who is deemed a risk to public safety.
The 35-year-old male from New Westminster has been the intended victim of shootings that took place on August 21 in Burnaby this summer and the September 3 shooting in Surrey, of which he was one of the two victims.
Although his life is in danger, he has provided limited information to police.
Saul has a history of being involved in drug trafficking in the Lower Mainland and outside B.C.
Police are increasing presence in the Fraser Heights area as they collect evidence, are also conducting patrols, and have increased the number of school-resource officers to support students and families.
Parents who believe their child might be involved in illegal activities can contact the Surrey RCMP Parent Helpline at 604-599-7800.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Last week, Surrey RCMP launched an investigation into vehicles found damaged in a shooting.
At 1:44 p.m. on August 30, police received information about two vehicles with suspected bullet holes although no gunfire was reported to police (the damage was reported several hours after it was discovered).
Officers found evidence of a shooting at a residence in the 2500 block of 164th Street.
Surrey RCMP stated that there weren’t any indications that anyone was injured in the shooting and that it appeared to be a targeted incident, based on initial indications.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.