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Surrey police respond to yet another shooting

Surrey has recorded its 29th and 30th shooting incident of the year, just days after police spoke of a worrying spike in drug-related, violent crime in the city.

Police kept busy with two separate incidents in 24 hours

A Surrey RCMP officer speaks with a resident near 88th Avenue and 132 Street, where gun fire was exchanged between two cars according to witnesses. (Shane MacKichan)

Surrey has recorded its 29th and 30th shooting incident of the year, just days after police spoke of a worrying spike in drug-related, violent crime in the city.

The latest appears to be shots fired between two vehicles along 88th Avenue and 132nd Street in Surrey, early Sunday evening.

Surrey RCMP said in a release that both vehicles were at the intersection on a red light, when shots were fired from an SUV into a car. 

"Multiple shots rang out into the victim vehicle," read the release. "The suspect vehicle was last seen travelling south on 132 from 88 and the victim vehicle was last seen travelling north on 132 from 88."

There have been no injuries reported so far from this latest shooting as Surrey RCMP serious crime investigators continue to talk to witnesses and gather evidence such as shell casings.

Police say no arrests have been made and have not yet connected the incident to other recent shootings.

Multiple police officers responded to the area of 88th Avenue and 132nd Street in Surrey after reports that shots were fired between two vehicles. (Shane MacKichan)

Meanwhile on Saturday around 8 p.m. PT one man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after what appeared to be a targeted shooting in the 12200 block of 92 Avenue.

On Friday, Surrey RCMP held a press conference to announce a $4.5 million drug bust, one of the city's largest ever.

At the conference Surrey RCMP Supt. Manny Mann said the city has seen a spike in 'shots fired' incidents throughout March, and there had, at that time, been 28 such incidents so far in 2016.

He said, at the time, that five of the incidents were associated to a new drug-related conflict between two groups.

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