British Columbia

'Unintended victim' shot during altercation in Surrey, B.C.

Police say a woman was the "unintended victim" of a shooting between two suspects in a residential neighbourhood in Surrey, B.C., Sunday afternoon.

Police say the woman was in a vehicle when she was grazed by a bullet

Police officers were at the scene of a shooting in Surrey, B.C., Sunday afternoon. (Shane MacKichan)

Police say a woman was the "unintended victim" of a shooting between two suspects in a residential neighbourhood in Surrey, B.C.

Staff Sgt. Dale Carr said several people phoned 911 at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon to report gunshots between two groups of people in separate vehicles. 

When officers arrived at the scene on 147A Street near 76th Avenue, they found a woman whose back had been grazed by a bullet. 

Carr said she was in a vehicle with other people, possibly as a passenger, when she was shot. 

She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

"We have spoken numerous times about an incident like this," Carr said. "This is very concerning behaviour to both the police and the community of Surrey."

A pickup on fire was found near the scene of the shooting in Surrey, B.C. Police say they believe the fire was deliberately set. (Shane MacKichan)

Carr said some of the suspects, who were "intended victims," left the area in a black Hyundai with a front bumper that had fallen off.

The suspects were seen fleeing in a red pickup truck, which was found nearby, on fire, moments later. Witnesses saw two men fleeing. 

Investigators with the serious crimes unit say they believe the suspects knew each other and the altercation was targeted. 

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or contact Crime Stoppers. 

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