Shoot­ing re­in­forces the need for full-on anti-gang cam­paign: Tom Gill

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Sur­rey: Sur­rey First may­oral can­di­date Tom Gill says Thurs­day’s fa­tal shoot­ing in the 6700 block of 130th Street re­in­forces the need for a “full-on anti-gang cam­paign” that tack­les not just gangs, but gang re­cruit­ment as well. Po­lice have said the shoot­ing does not ap­pear to be a ran­dom act. “Sur­rey is a safe city, but tar­geted shoot­ings like this shat­ter that sense of pub­lic safety,” said Gill. “I’ve been clear in my cam­paign that I want to join other cities to ban hand guns, add more po­lice of­fi­cers and keep our kids out of the hands of gang re­cruiters. There’s no sim­ple so­lu­tion here, which means we have to take a full-on ap­proach that in­cludes pre­ven­tion, en­force­ment and in­ter­ven­tion. Like ev­ery­one in our city I’ve had it with these shoot­ings and the peo­ple who think they own our streets.”

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