British Columbia

IHIT investigating shooting death in Surrey neighbourhood

RCMP say the homicide investigation team is now looking into the shooting death of a man in Surrey's Whalley neighbourhood  early Tuesday morning.

RCMP discovered body at scene around 1 a.m. PT Tuesday

An officer ties up loose police tape at the scene of the shooting, near Bear Creek Park in Surrey. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

RCMP say homicide investigators are now looking into the shooting death of a man in Surrey's Whalley neighbourhood early Tuesday.

Police were called to a report of possible shots fired just before 1 a.m. PT near a house in the 8800-block of 138A Street, near Bear Creek Park, according to a police statement Tuesday.

Officers found the man dead at the scene. Investigators shut down the area overnight as they gathered evidence.

Surrey RCMP say the death was a targeted shooting and there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time as the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team pieces together what happened.

This is Surrey's second homicide of the year.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448, or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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