UPDATE: Victim named in one of three Surrey shootings
Three people are dead and one is injured after three separate shootings in Surrey over the weekend.
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot near 168 Street and 76 Avenue. He was transported to hospital where he died at 11:30 p.m.
Media reports indicate that police believe that shooting to be gang-related.
“This shooting is a targeted shooting on the victim who was known to police. He has been identified as 27-year-old Surrey resident, Manjot Dhillon,” Sgt. Jennifer Pound, with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), said in a release.
At about 11:30, RCMP were called to a parkade at an apartment building near 128 Street and 94 Avenue, just before midnight Sunday, where they found two men shot to death.
Photo by Boaz Joseph: Members of the BC Coroner service remove the body of one of two victims of an overnight shooting on Monday in the 9400-block of 128 Street.
A vehicle was seen driving erratically from the scene, heading north on 128 Street.
It is described as a green SUV or pick-up truck towing a box utility trailer.
It has not been revealed whether police believe the two shooting were related.
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The spate of violence occurred just days after a man shot himself with his own gun.
The victim was chasing off what he believed to be a suspicious individual near his home in the 12500-block of 70A Avenue on Saturday at just after 8 p.m.
During the chase, the 41-year-old accidentally shot himself in the ankle.
He was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said the man was lucky not to be more seriously hurt.
"We repeat it all the time – don't engage with any suspicious person," Paquet said. "(When) in doubt of suspicious activity, call the police... In this case, we're actually very lucky nothing worse happened."