Surrey RCMP host crime forum as investigation into latest shooting continues

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More gun shots have been fired in Surrey.

RCMP officers arrived at a home on the 16000-block of 93rd Ave. around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They were still on scene Sunday morning canvassing the neighbourhood and seeking potential witnesses.

Police said a light-coloured SUV was seen fleeing the scene.

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No one was injured but residents of Surrey are on edge given the number of shootings since the start of 2016. This marks the 33rd shooting so far this year, putting the city well on its way to outpace the nearly 60 shootings that were reported in Surrey last year.

Surrey resident Sakandar Gill has lived in his quiet, cul-de-sac neighbourhood for almost 15 years. He says he’s shocked that Surrey’s ongoing gun violence has struck so close to home.

“We are surprised that it can happen in our neighbourhood,” he said.

The owner of the home was too shaken to speak on camera, but said the shooters got the wrong house.

He said a bullet went straight through a door, travelled down a hallway and hit the far end of the house while his family, including his two children, was watching a movie.

READ MORE: Another shooting in Surrey brings the total to 32 for 2016

On Friday Premier Christy Clark announced the province will contribute $23 million of funding to combat gun and gang violence. The funding will be rolled out over the next three years in Surrey and other B.C. communities like Williams Lake struggling with gang violence.

“It just doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to find out who’s doing this and to put them away,” says Surrey resident John Dryfhout, who lives close to where the latest shooting took place.

On Monday night hundreds packed an auditorium in Surrey to address the ongoing violence that is plaguing the city.

Residents said they are fearful an innocent bystander could get caught in the crossfire. Police, meanwhile, said prevention and awareness is key.

“There may be people here that don’t know how to recognize when a family friend or their child is heading down the wrong path,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said. “If we can educate them here, then this has been very successful.

– With files from John Hua

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