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Surrey logs its 16th homicide
A man has been arrested after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Just after midnight on Saturday, Mounties were called to a parking lot near the Royal Canadian Legion at 106 Avenue and 135A Street.
Surrey RCMP found a 40-year-old Surrey man suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. An ambulance was taking him to hospital, but he died before he got there.
Witnesses at the scene said they believed it was an intentional act to strike the victim. Several other people were narrowly missed, witnesses said.
The alleged intentional killing makes this Surrey's 16th homicide of 2013, surpassing the annual average over the last decade, which is 14. The most murders Surrey has recorded in the last decade was in 2005, when the city experienced 21 homicides.
The suspect driver in Saturday's incident was found and arrested, and his vehicle was seized.
Police say they are currently holding a 32-year-old man from the Lower Mainland.
No charges have been laid at this time.
"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 the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (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 we ask them to contact the IHIT tip line by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca