Shoot­ing in New­ton: One per­son dead af­ter Sur­rey shoot­ing

The Miracle - - Crime & Law Enf. - By: Oliver Lum Comm. Man­ager

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.

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