Man in critical condition after shooting in Newton

Surrey

2020-10-03 10:14 PDT

File # 2020-153499

Surrey RCMP is informing the public of an on-going investigation into a shooting that occurred inside a residence in Newton.

At approximately 2:55 a.m. on October 3, 2020, Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to a break and enter and shooting in the 5800-block of 129 Street. Officers attended and located a 67-year-old man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The man was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical, but stable condition.

The suspect in this incident fled the residence prior to police arrival. He is described as a large man, tall and skinny, with a black shirt and black pants.

The Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit has taken conduct of this investigation. Investigators are working to determine if this was a targeted shooting and if this person was the intended victim. The victim is not known to police.

Police are currently in the evidence-gathering phase; no further information will be provided at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.  



Released by

Cpl. Elenore Sturko

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca  
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776
Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca  
 

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