Thursday's shooting that claimed the life of one Surrey resident is being described by police as a "targeted, gang-related shooting."
Late Thursday night, Surrey RCMP received several calls saying shots had been fired in the 15800-block of 110th Avenue in Surrey.
When police and ambulances arrived on scene, they found 46-year-old Christopher Pammenter suffering from gunshot wounds. Attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the incident is still being investigated, police say it appears as if Pammenter was shot while in his vehicle in the driveway of his house.
Nearby residents reacted with shock the following morning, with many stopping to watch beyond the police tape as investigators scoured the scene of the incident.
"I moved here about a year-and-a-half ago and recently it seems like there's been more stuff going on like break-ins and stuff like that," said Courtney, a resident who lives nearby and did not want her last name used.
"There was also a stabbing about four doors down the street a while back, so this is pretty scary."
Courtney said she still feels Fraser Heights is a safe neighbourhood.
"It's still a good neighbourhood but this is still shocking," she said.
"Unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens in Surrey. There was a shooting in (near Bear Creek) just the other day and it just seems like there's so much more of that now all around Surrey."
A couple out for their morning walk also stopped by the scene to see what police were up to.
While they asked their last names not be used, Pat and Len said that in the 12 years they've been living in the area, they've only heard about three serious incidents taking place.
"I think it happens everywhere," said Pat. "As for this shooting, I think it's isolated, they said it was targeted, so I don't feel any danger here."
Anyone with information is asked to come forward and contact the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team at 18775514448 or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc. gc.ca. If they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to solvecrime.ca.
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