One person is dead and another is in custody following a Saturday morning hit-and-run that police believe was targeted.
According to homicide investigators, Surrey RCMP received a call just after midnight Saturday about a male who had been struck by a vehicle near the Royal Canadian Legion at 106th Avenue and 135A Street in Whalley. When crews arrived, they found a 40-year-old Surrey man suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. The man was rushed to hospital but died en route.
Witnesses at the scene revealed that the incident might have been targeted, with the driver allegedly aiming for the victim and several other people that were narrowly missed. Using information from those on scene, police later arrested a 32-year-old male believed to be involved in the incident, and a vehicle has been seized. No charges have been laid as of yet.
"We want to thank those people who have already come forward and assisted in identifying the driver, leading to his quick arrest," said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT. "We know there were a lot of other people who saw what happened and we want encourage these people to come forward with their information."
Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT by calling 1-877-551-4448 or by emailing email@example.com. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit an online tip at solvecrime.ca.
Info sought for second hit-and-run
Surrey RCMP are also looking for information about a second hit-and-run that took place nearby at the same time.
According to police, a man was struck while crossing 107A Avenue on King George Boulevard just after midnight Saturday. Police in the area quickly attended the scene and the man was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
At press time there was no description of a suspect vehicle available, but anyone with information is asked to call 604-599-0502 or contact Crime Stoppers.
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