2 arrested in South Surrey shooting that left 46-year-old man dead

Gun violence erupting in South Surrey once again overnight this time with deadly consequences. Sarah MacDonald reports.

Homicide investigators say two people have been arrested in a fatal shooting in South Surrey overnight.

Surrey RCMP said it happened about half an hour after midnight, on 160 Street near 16th Avenue.

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Police arrived to find a 46-year-old man suffering from gunshots wounds. Attempts to revive the man failed.

Investigators later seized a large breed dog from a home at the scene of the shooting.

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Mounties said the shooting appears to be the result of an altercation between two people who knew one another, adding that they do not believe there is a risk to the wider public.

The incident is not believed to to be linked to the street level gang conflict which has continued to plague Surrey, investigators said.

Neighbours told Global News they heard shouting and arguing, followed by gunfire from inside a house that is now surrounded by police tape.

“I heard about four or five shots. And then silence. And then one more shot. And then it was silence. I didn’t hear any screaming or anything,” said neighbour Ryan Dolejsi.

Investigators have not confirmed what Global News has learned from a source: that the shooting was the result of a domestic incident between roommates.

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It was not immediately clear if police had a suspect in custody.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed, and police said traffic in the area would be affected for some time, with 160th Street closed between 16th Avenue and Alder Place.

It’s the latest in a string of violent incidents in South Surrey.

Last week, police were called when bullet holes were found in vehicles, and the region also saw a fatal stabbing and fatal shooting in August.

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