Surrey RCMP: two arrested after Guildford shooting; boosted Newton enforcement results in arrests and charges

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      After a shooting in Guildford yesterday, Surrey RCMP took two individuals into custody.

      Meanwhile, in response to neighbourhood concerns in Newton, the detachment also increased enforcement in that area, which resulted in arrests and charges.  

      Guildford shooting

      On August 12, Surrey RCMP responded to a call about a man being shot inside a residence in the 9100 block of 148th Street in the Guildford area, and the suspects were seen leaving the scene in a vehicle.

      When officers arrived at the location, a suspect vehicle attempted to flee and rammed a police vehicle.

      Police stopped the vehicle and arrested its two occupants, and also seized a firearm.

      The male shooting victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

      According to Surrey RCMP, the shooting appears to be targeted and investigators are working to establish a motive. Both the suspect and victim are known to police.

      There isn’t any indication yet if this shooting is connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

      As the investigation remains ongoing, anyone with information or footage of this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.

      Newton

      Due to concerns from residents and businesses about illegal activity in the Newton area, Surrey RCMP conducted joint patrols and outreach on August 4 involving the Surrey RCMP Community Response Unit, Transit Police and Transit Security, Newton Commissionaires, the Mobile Street Enforcement Team, and Surrey Bylaws.  

      The heightened enforcement on this day resulted in:

      • four individuals arrested for outstanding warrants;
      • one individual charged for breach of a court order;
      • one individual charged for prohibited driving;
      • one individual charge with impaired driving;
      • three investigations for possession of a weapon;
      • four unwanted persons being removed from local businesses.

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