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Shots fired before Jeep crashes in Surrey: RCMP

Shooting leads to crash

UPDATE: 9:55 a.m.

Two people who were shot at in Surrey Saturday evening are in police custody, while officers seek out video footage of the targeted shooting.

The shooting, believed to be linked to the ongoing gang war in the area, occurred at about 8:45 p.m. near the Newton Athletic Park.

Police say shots were fired from a silver SUV at a white Jeep.

"Police located the white Jeep abandoned, crashed into a telephone pole," said Cpl. Vanessa Munn of the Surrey RCMP. "The occupants were tracked down and it has been confirmed that there were no injuries to those occupants. The silver SUV has not yet been located."

The driver and passenger of the Jeep remain in police custody, but it's not clear why.

Police are asking anyone who has surveillance footage or dashcam video of the shooting to contact police at 604-599-0502, or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


ORIGINAL: 6:55 a.m.

Police are investigating a shooting last night in Surrey, that they say preceded a car crash.

Local Mounties say in a news release that it happened in the Newton area at around 8:40 p.m.

They say officers were dispatched to investigate a report that the occupants of a silver SUV had fired shots at people in a white Jeep in the 7300 block of 128 Street.

Police say both vehicles sped away but the Jeep crashed near the intersection of 128 Street and 76 Avenue.

RCMP investigators say no one in the Jeep was injured, adding that they believe it was a targeted shooting.

No further suspect information, or word on possible charges was released, and police say they are still trying to determine a motive for the gunplay.



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