Man in serious condition following roadside shooting
2021-03-16 08:44 PDT
File # 2021-37743
The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Highway 99 in Newton.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. on March 15, 2021, Surrey RCMP Front line responded to multiple calls reporting two men fighting and shots fired in the 13500-block of Highway 99. Officers arrived and located two men; one was suffering from gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital in serious condition. The second man was arrested and taken into police custody.
Both men are associated to a single vehicle that has been seized by police. A firearm was also recovered from the scene by police.
The initial indications are that this shooting is related to a dispute between parties known to one another.
Both men involved in this incident are known to police. There is no indication at this time that is shooting is related to the Lower Mainland Gang conflict, however police are investigating possible links to the drug trade. There is no indication of any on-going risk to the public related to this incident.
Anyone with more information about this incident or dash-cam footage is ask to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.
Sgt. Elenore Sturko
Media Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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