2 in hospital, 3 arrested after gang shooting and multi-vehicle crash in Surrey
Reports of shots fired came in around 9 p.m. PT
RCMP are investigating after a string of events Monday night that led to the hospitalization of two people and the arrest of several others.
Investigators believe that the incident was targeted, involved people who know each other, and is related to Lower Mainland gang activity.
According to a statement from RCMP, a blue Honda Civic and a grey Dodge Charger were involved in the incident.
"At this time, it is believed that shots were fired by the occupants of one of the two vehicles involved, and it is not believed there was an exchange of gunfire between vehicles," the statement reads in part.
"Investigators believe that the vehicles involved may have been engaged in dangerous driving in the area of 148 Street and 108 Avenue prior to the reports of shots fired in the 15300 block of 102A Street, at 9 p.m."
Mounties said one car crashed into a house.
Two people were taken to hospital with serious injuries: one with gunshot wounds and another whose injuries are believed to have been caused by the crash.
RCMP said guns were found and seized from the scene.
Five men, ranging in ages from 18 to 26, who are known to police, were detained for investigative purposes. Charges have not been laid as the investigation is ongoing.
Police say there is no longer a risk to public safety.
The Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has taken conduct of this investigation, along with Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services, the Integrated Forensic Identification Team, and the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team.
Investigators will be conducting inquiries in the neighbourhoods surrounding both the scenes.
Surrey's 100 Avenue between 156 and 160 streets remains closed while police investigate. On Tuesday morning, the stretch of road was littered with yellow police evidence markers and debris from the crash.
Police are asking anyone with information who has not already spoken to them or who may have dashcam video to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Long residential block behind police tape after <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Surrey?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Surrey</a> crash <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/shooting?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#shooting</a> led to arrests last night <a href="https://t.co/QrRjZhQKpH">pic.twitter.com/QrRjZhQKpH</a>—@ybrend
- In an earlier version of this story, a RCMP news release put the location of the dangerous driving in the vicinity of 148 Avenue and 108 Street. That location does not exist. The correct location is 108 Avenue and 148 Street.Apr 02, 2019 5:06 PM PT