British Columbia

Targeted shooting in Surrey sends 1 to hospital

Surrey RCMP responded to reports of several shots being fired in the 12200 block of 92 Avenue around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Surrey RCMP say a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the incident

Officers tape off the outside of a hospital where a man was taken in with serious gunshot wounds Saturday evening. (Ryan Stelting)

One man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after what appears to be a targeted shooting in Surrey.

Surrey RCMP responded to reports of several shots being fired in the 12200 block of 92 Avenue, around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Officers found one man with non life-threatening gunshot wounds at the scene. He was taken to hospital shortly after.

Surrey RCMP investigate the scene of a targeted shooting in the 12200 block of 92 Avenue. (Ryan Stelting)

Police say a vehicle was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the incident, but they do not have a suspect vehicle description at this time.

The investigation is still in its early stages, but police believe this shooting was targeted. 

On Friday, Surrey RCMP said they saw a spike in 'shots fired' incidents throughout March, and that there have been 28 such incidents so far in 2016.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP, or contact Crime Stoppers.

With files from Rafferty Baker.

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