Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shots fired in Surrey and Abbotsford

News 1130 is reporting that "Surrey RCMP responded to several 911 calls early this morning after shots were fired into a home near 160th Street on King George Boulevard at around 3:30 a.m."

Previously CTV reported that "A man found dead in an Abbotsford blueberry field Wednesday looked like he’d been shot multiple times, according to the farmer who made the grim discovery." IHIT has taken over that investigation. Early Monday morning someone was shot in Surrey and drove to a hospital in Abbotsford for treatment.

Update: Scan BC is reporting that #Surrey #RCMP on scene a vehicle shot up at Scott Rd & 75a. One male with multiple gunshot wounds.


  1. CTV news covered the "targeted shooting" on this evening's news. Seems the taxpayers are not amuzed. They want something done. It has to stop. etc. Some questioned when something would be done, how many would have to die before something was done.

    Most people have only themselves to blame. People in Surrey continued to elected politicians who kept taxes low. With no money its hard to hire more cops and implement community programs.

    Not wanting to have an increase in taxes meant the RCMP would continue to provide policing in Surrey. if the people of Surrey want to change things, first get used to the idea that will take money and that includes having its own police force, which reports to the locals, not Ottawa.

    As to when will the politicians and RCMP pay attention: as I've always maintained, not until approx. 10 middle class voters are killed in a month.

    Its as simple as the politicians in Surrey still issuing building permits when the School board asked them to stop because they can't get all the new students into the existing schools. Mayor's response: not going to happen. its all about the money.

    Had Surrey simply slowed development and implemented infrastructure before the rapid increase in people they might not be in this spot today.

    1. Yeah I don't think it has anything to do with development. Surrey has always been the fasted growing community in the Province. I think it has more to do with the practice of letting crack dealers sell crack in public. As long as you do that the trickle down violence will snowball out of control. If you look at the crime map, the highest crime areas relate directly to where they let them sell crack in public. Hiring an army of more cops won't do a thing if they don't start arresting the crack dealers.

    2. "Low taxes are to blame", LOL. Why am I not surprised..... it would be better if the government had more of your money.....this is the kind of mentality that supports a property tax increase so there is a laptop for every kid in a school system that has a 45% graduation rate from high school, (real example, just not GVRD/BC)like that will solve the problem.

      Canadians already get taxed at about 50%. Look at the problem this way, if the economy was in a slump (a stretch I'm sure, that would never happen :-) how could the problem be addressed without more money? The fact that politicians need MORE of your money which will not surprisingly also fail to solve the problem (whereupon they will need even more) is your first clue that more money isn't the solution.

      You can't buy, spend, or tax your way out of the problems we're talking about as long as we continue this societal death spiral of apathy. No amount of taxes will save a society that has decided that to commit suicide is easier than working up the intestinal fortitude to actually solve the problem.

  2. Dennis, you must be new to the province. Trust me, Surrey hasn't always been the fasted growing community in the province. It wasn't until the late 1970s that Surrey started to grow and then it started to pick up speed in the 1990s.

    During this time politicians loved to run on the platform of no tax increases, low taxes, etc. When you do that, you de-fund the government and there is a lack of services, i.e. police, community centres, etc.

    as to arresting crack dealers, it certainly would help, but a decision has been made somewhere that it isn't worth the money to arrest them, then release them and have to arrest them again. That costs money and with a keep the taxes low attitude nothing will change.

    My point is, with slowing growth down, people might not have gotten into the crack selling business. if more money had been invested in kids it might not have been a career choice for so many. If there had been more money put into place for providing services to marginalized people, they might not have become drug addicts.

    In my opinion certainly areas were allowed to "slide" so that property values in other areas were maintained.

    1. It wasn't until the late 1970s??? That's as far back as I can remember. I was born in North Vancouver and have lived in Surrey since grade five. It has always been the fastest growing municipality in the province. Now it's the fastest growing city in the province. Dianne Watts was determined to see the population of Surrey surpass that of Vancouver:

      Immigration has been the best thing for Surrey. We used to joke when they changed the name of Whalley to Surrey Central. We said you can change the name but you can't change Whalley. Yet other than the crack dealers outside the Front Room, over all things have greatly improved.

      Overall compared to Toronto the population of Metro Vancouver is miniscule. It doesn't matter how many people move in or out. If you let crack dealers sell crack in public that plague along with all the associated crime and violence will spread like a forest fire. Just look at the DTES. That is social irresponsibility.


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