Vancouver man, 22, arrested for 2017 fatal gangland Surrey shooting of 68-year-old Ontario female bystander

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      After an innocent Ontario woman was shot and killed in Surrey two years ago, a suspect has finally been arrested and charged.

      Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on July 9, 2017, police responded to a report about a shooting in the 7600 block of 147A Street in the Newton area of Surrey.

      The victim was a 62-year-old woman from Ontario who was visiting Surrey.

      Investigators believe it was a targeted incident related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict and that the victim wasn’t the intended target.

      The investigation continued on for two years, in collaboration with Kelowna and Vernon RCMP and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

      After 1 p.m. on December 11, police arrested 22-year-old Abd’l Malik Loubissi-Morris of Vancouver in Richmond.

      Loubissi-Morris has been charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of an offence, aggravated assault, and discharging a firearm with intent.

      He remains in custody and will appear in court on December 19.

      Surrey RCMP added that the investigation remains ongoing and more arrests or further charges are possible.

      Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.