Shooting in Newton: One person dead after Surrey shooting
Homicide police have taken over the investigation into the incident, which happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday in Newton. An early-morning targeted shooting in Surrey has left one man dead. Around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Surrey RCMP received a report of a person on the ground outside of a home in the 14200-block 70A Avenue, in Newton. Police found a 22-year-old man dead. He had been shot. Police cordoned off the area and expect to be there “for a significant amount of time,” according to a Surrey RCMP news release. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over the case. “Although investigators are still working to determine the motive behind this homicide, there are no indications of an increased risk to the public as a result of this incident,” said IHIT spokesman Cpl. Frank Jang in a statement later Friday. “This morning’s tragic shooting outside of a home in Newton is yet another example of the ongoing trauma and fear that are being inflicted on the communities, residents and families of Surrey,” Mayor Doug McCallum said in an emailed statement. Source: theprovince.com
Statement from Mayor Doug McCallum
Nov 9: Tragic shooting outside of a home in Newton is yet another example of the ongoing trauma and fear that are being inflicted on the communities, residents and families of Surrey. This latest incident of deadly gun violence further emphasizes the need for the City of Surrey to have its own city police force. The people of Surrey have been abundantly clear that such a move is a top prior- ity, which is why Council and I have moved immediately to establish a Surrey Police Department and terminate the city’s contract with the RCMP. While Surrey City Council is moving rapidly on this front, I am dismayed by the resistance that is being encountered at the Provincial level. The overwhelming mandate that we have been given by the people is to complete the transition to a Surrey Police Department as quickly as possible. I want to urge the Premier to remove any road blocks at the Provincial level and help us make this critical transition proceed in the most timely and smooth manner possible for the people of Surrey.