British Columbia

Surrey shooting leaves 1 man dead, 'appears to be targeted,' say police

Police say a man with fatal gunshot wounds was found near the intersection of Abbey Drive and 176 Street.

Large police presence near the intersection of Abbey Drive and 176th Street

A large number of police officers and other first responders attended the Guildford-area shooting. (Shane MacKichan)

One man is dead after a Friday afternoon shooting in Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood.

Surrey RCMP, in a statement, said officers received multiple reports of shots fired around 5 p.m. PT and were called to the intersection of Abbey Drive and 176th Street.

There, they found a mortally wounded man in his 20s. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers at the scene said they believe the shooter — or shooters — escaped in a car. Police are not speculating on a motive for the crime but said it "appears to be targeted."

A large police presence was seen in the tree-lined suburban residential area north of Highway 1, including about a dozen emergency vehicles.

The public is asked to avoid the area as the surrounding area will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team will take over the investigation.