Two people died over the last week in what the RCMP have said are separate targeted shootings in Surrey.
Around 9 p.m. last Friday (October 27), two men were shot near the intersection of Crestview Drive and Alpen Place. One died at the scene while another was taken to a hospital and survived.
Before that, early in the morning of October 23, Nicholas Khabra was shot and killed in the 14300 block of Crescent Road. He was 28 years old. A woman he was with was also injured but survived.
“Officers located one man nearby suffering from gunshot wounds and, despite all attempts to assist the individual, he succumbed to his injuries,” reads a Surrey RMCP media release. “The RCMP also received a call from a woman suffering from gunshot wounds who had driven herself a short distance away from the scene. That woman is in serious condition at hospital.”
Shortly after both the October 23 and October 27 attacks, police found a motor vehicle set on fire.
Earlier in the month, on October 18, the RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the 13300 block of 90th Avenue.
October is the third month in a row that the force has been kept busy by a series of shootings across Surrey.