Man dies af­ter shoot­ing out­side home in Sur­rey

Times Colonist - - The Capital / B.c. -

SUR­REY — Moun­ties say they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ap­par­ent shoot­ing death of a man found out­side a home in Sur­rey’s New­ton neigh­bour­hood.

Po­lice said they re­ceived a call at about 1:30 a.m. Fri­day that a man was on the ground and when of­fi­cers ar­rived the adult vic­tim had died.

The In­te­grated Homi­cide In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team has been called in to work with the RCMP to in­ves­ti­gate the death.

Sur­rey Mayor Doug McCal­lum re­leased a state­ment say­ing the death is “yet an­other ex­am­ple of the on­go­ing trauma and fear that are be­ing in­flicted on the com­mu­ni­ties, res­i­dents and fam­i­lies of Sur­rey.”

One of the mayor’s re­cent elec­tion prom­ises was to get rid of the RCMP in favour of a mu­nic­i­pal force, and McCal­lum says coun­cil is mov­ing rapidly on that front.

How­ever, McCal­lum says he’s “dis­mayed” by the re­sis­tance from the pro­vin­cial level and he’s urg­ing Premier John Hor­gan to re­move any road blocks to help the tran­si­tion pro­ceed.

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