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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Shots rang out in Surrey for the second time this week.


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A group of three men were in a residential garage on Wednesday night when a masked attacker approached on foot. He opened fire, hitting one of the men—a 30-year-old—in the abdomen, police say.

The attack—the second shooting in Surrey since Monday—took place at around 10:50 p.m. on the 8200-block of 150 Street in Guildford, said RCMP spokesman, Cpl. Drew Grainger.

It’s believed that the garage door was open when the shots rang out, Grainger said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the officer added.

The three men had been viewing a recently acquired bicycle in the garage when the shooter came in, firing off “several rounds,” Grainger said.

The officer said there “is no clear connection” yet between this shooting, the targeted attack in the same neighbourhood on Monday, or the fatal weekend shooting in Kelowna that claimed the life of Jonathan Bacon.

Grainger said it’s too early to tell if the victim was singled out by the attacker, adding that none of the three men were known to local police.

The attacker fled immediately after the shooting, he said.

“Neighbours may have observed something, or heard something,” Grainger said.

“We don’t have anybody in custody at this point,” the officer added.

The attacker is described as about 5-feet-6. He wore a black hoodie and a mask.

The major crime unit has taken over the “active” investigation.


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